RoGBC members celebrated Environment Day with the UN

June 5, 2009 at 6:50 pm | Posted in Events | Leave a comment

UNDP ConferenceMembers of the RoGBC were present at the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) conference on energy efficiency and climate change mitigation that took place on June 5th at the UN House in Bucharest.

Leaders from both state and business side of environment related institutions addressed current instruments for tackling environment problems, during the 3 hour round table discussion organized by the Romanian division of the UNDP. RoGBC member companies like Nemetschek, Somfy, Schneider Electric, Jetrun, WSP Group, Landscape Technology, Aquarius Grup, Alukoenigstahl, CEMS Technologies, Naturalpaint, Holcim, BNP Parisbas Real Estate, Cundall Engineering, Angel, Lizac & Associates demonstrated their support for green business solutions to climate change. At the same time, public authorities from the Ministry of Environment, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Development, UNESCO provided an insightful panorama over the state administrative context of energy efficiency issues.

Steven Borncamp, President and CEO of RoGBC highlighted the economic opportunities that arise in the perspective of climate change mitigation, by presenting several successful green building projects and taking advantage of the demonstrative power of successful real life business examples.

One especially hot topic was the “Casa Verde” Programme, officially approved two days ago. The main conclusion of this topic was that an authentic collaboration between public authorities and environment related organizations would be nothing but beneficial to sustaining the public interest.

Photos from the event (first in a series promoting the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen, scheduled for December 2009) are available on RoGBC’s Flikr account.

Alina Kartman – alina.kartman@rogbc.org

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