The conference "Nordic-Baltic Solutions for Smarter Cities in the Region" will be held in Riga

The conference "Nordic-Baltic Solutions for Smarter Cities in the Region. Energy Efficiency: Towards Complex Climate & Energy Plan" will be held on September 7-8, 2017, in the Riga Latvian Society House, Merķeļa Street 13, Riga.

The majority of the Nordic-Baltic region cities are small and medium size with different challenges than the global metropolises. The aim of the conference is to address energy efficiency issues at all levels of governance – from state to municipalities and their SMEs, to enhance know-how exchange among Nordic and Baltic energy actors.  The conference will offer practical examples for future development and current regulatory gaps for smart cities, focusing on two particular areas – district heating and mobility solutions, including integrated smart street lighting projects.

Municipality leaders, civil servants, politicians, non-governmental and private sector representatives are welcome to apply here as soon as possible but not later than September 4.

The conference is organized by the Nordic Council of Ministers’ Office in Latvia in cooperation with AS Rīgas Siltums (Riga district heating, municipal SME), Ministry of Economics/ Norwegian bilateral aid,  Energy Security Commission/ State President’s Chancellery, the Embassy of Sweden in Latvia, the Embassy of Finland in Latvia, the Embassy of Denmark in Latvia, Smart City Cluster of Latvia and Nordic Energy Research.

Programme (pdf)