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Global Energy Basel

New platform to establish partnerships for sustainable energy solutions

August 21, 2008

Developing innovative partnerships between the public and private sectors – this is the goal of Global Energy Basel, the new partnering platform for sustainable energy solutions. Representatives from industry, government, administration and NGO’s meet from 12 to 14 November 2008 at the Congress Center Basel, Switzerland, to present exemplary solutions for secure and sustainable energy supply in the context of large infrastructure and urban development projects.

ICLEI has entered a partnership with Global Energy Basel in order to broach the issues of secure and efficient energy supplies as well as climate goals. Several city delegations of ICLEI members will participate at the conference. They will get the chance to connect with leading exponents of sustainable energy solutions and to find suitable project partners. Partners of Global Energy Basel include also the World Economic Forum, UN Global Compact and the Swiss government.

Focal points of Global Energy Basel are sustainability-oriented urban planning, energy-saving urban, rural and industrial infrastructure planning, as well as mobility and transportation issues, energy and water supply considerations, plus financial and political conditions. The broad array of sectors that Global Energy Basel will bring together is witnessed by the list of speakers and moderators taking part, among others star architect Jacques Herzog, Nobel Peace Prize-winner Rajendra Pachauri, media expert Vijay Vaitheeswaran from The Economist, and Amory B. Lovins from the Rocky Mountain Institute.

Further information about Global Energy Basel at www.globalenergybasel.com

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