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  No. 26  -  September 2013
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Director of International Affairs at ADEME

Ecocity 20

One year after Rio+20, the 10th World Summit on Sustainable Cities, Ecocity 2013, will be held from 25 to 27 September 2013 in Nantes (France), coincidentally voted 2013 European Green Capital. ADEME, Ecocity’s official partner, is organising several events. In a France-USA workshop on sustainable cities, French and American cities will discuss the environmental issues for which they have developed specific expertise and are currently running pilot projects: Portland and Bordeaux for eco-districts; Washington and Nantes for transport and green construction; Pine Crest and Chalon-sur-Saône for recycling and open spaces; and Austin and Issy-les-Moulineaux for renewable energy and smart grids. The Agency will also be chairing, with the support of the MEDENER network, a special session addressing “Sustainable Mediterranean cities”, and will participate actively in a roundtable to discuss the topic of mobility and recharging infrastructure in the Global Village. Lastly, a seminar to discuss renewable marine energy is being held jointly by ADEME and its Japanese counterpart NEDO. /