Host and Organisers
Host – Freiburg, Green City
The City of Freiburg is internationally well-known for its innovative approach to sustainable energy management and extensive use of renewable energy sources. As a result of its achievements, Freiburg has won several awards, making the city an exemplary and qualified host. Colleagues from the city administration, scientific experts and representatives from the renewable energy sector will be on hand to provide information and advice from an insider’s perspective. Freiburg is synonymous with sustainable development and its ecologically progressive policies have a positive impact on its citizens’ quality of life. The city will be the perfect scenario for the conference, inspiring participants with tangible evidence that urban-regional interlinkages and an integrated approach are the way forward.
ICLEI - Local Governments for Sustainability
Freiburg is also the Host City of the ICLEI European Secretariat. ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability Cities can only become sustainable if they drastically reduce their resource consumption and climate impacts. ICLEI, the international association of active local governments, supports its members and their partners in becoming pioneers for energy efficiency, sustainable resource management, urban transport, resilience and good governance. With its Cities for Climate Protection Campaign and Local Renewables Initiative ICLEI provides information, motivation and support to many local governments around the world.