Wednesday, March 17, 2010

First Green Capital of Europe

A group of first year real estate MBA students from the Wisconsin School of Business are at MIPIM this week, attending the sessions and reporting back on the discussion points and key takeaways. The Graaskamp Center for Real Estate has partnered with MIPIM and CREOpoint to bring this timely info to you. You can view today's and the rest of the conference schedule here.

Our reports from Wednesday's sessions continue:

Keynote Address by Sten Nordin, Mayor of Stockholm
Stockholm’s hard work to become a leader in green technology has been recognized by the EU with the award of the first annual Green Capital of Europe for 2010. The city hopes to use this recognition to help spread their values of sustainability to the rest of the world.

Active measures to reduce carbon emissions are already in place. The Mayor emphasized that the city cannot rest on its laurels and has great plans to continue its innovative practices in the future. Stockholm is on pace to have zero carbon emissions for the entire city by 2050.

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