EUROCITIES 2017

We are delighted to invite you to our city for EUROCITIES 2017, an important milestone in the year of work for our network. This year, our annual conference will focus on ‘circular economy’.

A circular economy is an attractive and viable alternative that businesses have already started exploring today. A circular economy is restorative and regenerative by design, and aims to keep products, components, and materials at their highest utility and value at all times. The concept distinguishes between technical and biological cycles.



WHAT IS THE ROLE OF THE CITIES?

WHAT IS THE ROLE OF THE CITIES?

Our current levels of consumption exceed what our natural resource systems can produce, and we throw away more than we reuse or recycle, with tangible consequences for our environment and climate.

Cities are responsible for implementing national and EU recycling targets and can play a crucial role in stimulating behavioural change relating to consumption patterns. As procurers of goods and services we can guide decisions towards more circular choices, and build local partnerships with businesses moving towards circular production models. How can we strive to become circular cities and support the UN sustainable development goal of ‘ensuring sustainable consumption and production patterns’?

ABOUT EUROCITIES NETWORK

ABOUT EUROCITIES NETWORK

EUROCITIES is the network of major European cities. Our members are the elected local and municipal governments of major European cities. EUROCITIES was founded in 1986 by the mayors of six large cities: Barcelona, Birmingham, Frankfurt, Lyon, Milan and Rotterdam. Today, they bring together the local governments of over 130 of Europe's largest cities and 41 partner cities, that between them govern 130 million citizens across 35 countries.

Through six thematic forums, a wide range of working groups, projects, activities and events, we offer members a platform for sharing knowledge and exchanging ideas.

They influence and work with the EU institutions to respond to common issues that affect the day-to-day lives of Europeans.

 

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