The 8th European Conference on Sustainable Cities & Towns, the flagship conference on local sustainable development in Europe, is taking place from 27-29 April 2016 in Bilbao, Basque Country.
Organised by ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability, the Basque Government, Bizkaia County Council and Bilbao City Council, with the involvement of Udalsarea 21 – Basque Network of Municipalities for Sustainability, this year’s edition will bring together local and regional government representatives, European and international institutions, multilateral organisations, members of the research community, business leaders, and civil society.
The conference will demonstrate the urgent need for actions by local governments in shaping Europe’s future and will allow participants to capitalise on the positive momentum for transforming cities into truly sustainable areas. The Sustainable Development Goals and the results of COP 21 in Paris (France) will be reflected in the discussions, as well as the emerging Urban Agenda for Europe and the upcoming UN Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development HABITAT III.Full information at: http://conferences.sustainablecities.eu/basquecountry2016/
BC3 will participate actively in this Conference and has organized a Round Table Dialogue entitled “Bridging science and policy to support cities to mitigate and adapt to climate change” where participants will be able to discuss their experiences and perceptions on current strengths and weaknesses of such partnerships and opportunities for the future based on the current and future needs of cities regarding climate planning. BC3 will show examples of studies developed by BC3 knowledge body.
This Round table will be guided by the Bc3 researchers, Dr. Marta Olazabal and Dr. Elisa Sainz de Murieta.
Following you will find the leaflet we produced on Urban Research at BC3.
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