Urban environment debate in Oslo

02.10.2007
The Nordic Region in Focus and Voksenåsen mark the Nordic Council’s Environment Prize with a debate seminar on urban environment 29 October. NordForsk Director Liisa Hakamies-Blomqvist presents a new report on Nordic urban research.
The seminar poses the question "Who makes the decisions on our urban environment?" This year’s winner of the environmental prize will take part in the debate. The General Secretary of the Nordic Council of Ministers, Halldór Ásgrímsson, politicians and Nordic representatives from business and action groups will also attend.

Venue
The seminar will take place on Monday 29 October from 9 - 13 at Voksenåsen in Oslo. Please register by 26 October at the latest by e-mail program@voksenaasen.no or by phone 22 81 15 06. This debateseminar is free of charge.


Programme
09.00
Ambassador Michael Sahlin, Embassy of Sweden, bids welcome.

09.10
About the Nordic Council‘ Environment Prize and this year’s theme: "The environmentally sustainable town’ Secretary General Halldór Ásgrímsson, Nordic Council of Ministers.

Announcement of the winner of the Nordic Council’s Environment Prize 2007 by Secretary General, Per Ritzler, Norden Association.

09.45
The carbon free town! New report on Nordic urban research.
Managing Director, Liisa Hakamies-Blomqvist, Nordforsk.

10.10
Break

10.30
Fixing an order of priorities on environmental matters in the urban environment
- City Councillor for the Environment, Peter N. Myhre, Oslo.
- Opposition City Councillor, Carin Jämtin, Stockholm.
- Winner of the Environment Prize (chosen on 10 Oct).

11.15
How do we win the battle for the (local)environment in our towns?
Debate with introductions by:
- Anna Lise Mortensen VP Novozymes - committed business manager, Copenhagen.
- Margrethe Geelmuyden - committed protestor, Oslo.
- Rune Gerhardsen (A), Oslo City Council - Opposition chairman.
- Knut Even Lindsjørn (SV), Norwegian Parliament - environmental politician.
- Ola Elvestuen, (V), Oslo City Council - environmental politician.
- Moderator: Per Ritzler, Secretary General in Norden Association

12.45
Lunch


Registration
Voksenåsen
program@voksenaasen.no
+47 2281 1506

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