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City and business leaders share experience at the Okayama International Seminar on Sustainable City Development.

City and business leaders commit to strengthen sustainable city development at Okayama

January 08, 2013

Organized by ICLEI Japan, Okayama City and Okayama Education for Sustainable Development Promotion Commission, the International Seminar “Partnership with Business Sector toward Sustainable City Development” gathered over 60 city and business leaders from the Southeast Asia region at Okayama on 21 November 2012 to share experience and strengthen commitment towards sustainable city development.

The seminar outcomes was summed up by the Okayama Declaration, in which participants agreed to enhance cooperation and partnership between municipalities and the business sector on various socioeconomic issues and municipal city policy development.

With financial support from Japan Fund for Global Development, the seminar is part of the preparation towards the UNESCO World Conference on Education for Sustainable Development to be held in Aichi-Nagoya and Okayama City in 2014.

To find out more, read the Okayama Declaration.