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European regions to discuss climate change ahead of international conference in Durban

A few months ahead of the international conference on climate change in Durban, South Africa, European regions are getting together in Lyon, France, on 20 and 21 October 2011 to discuss sustainable mobility,.energy efficiency as well as interregional solidarity and cooperation.
The aim will be to optimise the implementation of regional climate protection action plans and to identify best practices and public-private partnerships in the fight against climate change.
The conference will culminate in the "Lyon Climate Declaration", which will serve to confirm the commitments undertaken by Europe's regions and to present their message on climate to negotiators attending the international conference in Durban.
The Council of European Municipalities and Regions (CEMR) will be represented by Henning Jensen, CEMR rapporteur on climate and councillor for the City of Naestved, Denmark. Jensen is to speak during a session on the launch of a green revolution.
The European Conference of Regions on Climate Change is organised by the Rhône-Alpes region, in partnership with CEMR, the Network of Regional Governments for Sustainable Development (Nrg4SD) and The Climate Group.
Practical information
Date: 20 and 21 October 2011.
Venue: Hôtel de région Rhône-Alpes, Lyon, France.
Registration: Fill out and send the registration form before Tuesday 4 October 2011.
Languages: English, French, German, Italian, and Spanish (plenary sessions); English and French (workshops).
For more information, please consult the European Conference of Regions on Climate Change website.