In the framework of the Blue Growth and Environment priorities of its action plan, Atlantic Cities will organise on 12 May 2021, starting at 10am (Paris time), a meeting on these two themes.
The majority of Atlantic Cities members are coastal cities. This is why the issue of the ocean and ports as factors of environmental sustainability but also as vectors of growth is crucial for Atlantic Cities members. However, our cities also need to implement urban sustainability and that is why the issues of urban sustainability and circular economy are paramount, in a world where demographic and climate crises are putting pressure on the environment of cities.
In order to exchange solutions and good practices of its members on these issues, as well as to reflect on ways to implement the actions of its strategic plan, Atlantic Cities is launching a call for presentation to its members. Do you have a good practice in terms of sustainable urban planning, renewable energies, waste treatment (land or marine), circular economy, environmental protection (land or marine), etc.? Come and present it to your Atlantic colleagues at the meeting!
This meeting will also see the intervention of European experts on the issues of Blue Growth and the Environment. AIR Centre (Atlantic International Research Centre) will present two projects related to Blue Growth and ports and we are also counting on the participation of coordinators of the Atlantic Maritime Strategy pillars.
In the framework of its participation in the Interreg Europe EURE project (Effectiveness of Environmental Urban policies to improve Resources Efficiency), Atlantic Cities will also count on a presentation of the project during this meeting. The EURE project aims to provide recommendations for the improvement of urban environmental policies, particularly with regard to the management of energy, water, waste and pollution. The development of the circular economy is also a major focus of the project. In this perspective, each partner focuses on the local implementation of a European policy instrument. For Atlantic Cities, this is Axis 3, “Energy Transition”, of the Brittany ERDF OP. Come and learn more at the meeting!
You will find here the provisional agenda of the meeting : Agenda_12-05-2021_ENv (1).docx. Do not hesitate to consult our website regularly as the agenda will be updated as and when the participants are confirmed.
If you wish to participate, please inform us by filling in the form available in the agenda, before May 6th, so we can arrange a proper translation service. Thank you !