Geostud supported the second edition of the Green Cities Forum

For the second consecutive year, Geostud was a partner of the Green Cities Forum, the largest event dedicated to environmental sustainability in Romania and South-Eastern Europe, winner of the Clean Environment Awards Gala.

“The Green Cities Forum is a dear new project, which has already become a tradition for Geostud. Supporting activities regarding the awareness of the importance of climate and environmental aspects for the consolidation and sustainable development of national and European cities, is among the main sponsoring actions that we develop at the international level. The protection of the environment is for Geostud the main line of applied research, which is why we are with FOV in their effort to find solutions regarding the transition to renewable energy, the sustainability of intermodal urban mobility, the growth of urban green spaces in the context of climate change,” declares Vlad Sandu, Deputy General Director of SC Geostud SRL.

The event took place in Brașov, between September 5-11, and had as its main theme the EU states finding solutions for energy independence. The purpose of the event, through the organized environmental debates, was to facilitate the local and international authorities to present their own measures regarding the urgency of the transition to renewable energy and the acceleration of the change of approach in the areas that influence the pollution of cities: mobility, heating of homes, protection of green spaces, digitization , waste management, air quality.

This year, the event was divided into two sections: the International Conference on Public Environmental Policies (September 5-7, Teatrul Sică Alexandrescu) and activities for the general public (over 100 activities, such as the Bicycle Parade, film festival or greenings).

The theme of the Conference for this edition was entitled “Energy Challenge – Find your power” and brought together over 300 representatives of local and national authorities in Europe: mayors, civil servants, politicians, representatives of environmental NGOs and representatives of the business environment, to analyze the best practices in the field of public environmental policies, which can be applied at the local and national level.

Other important topics of discussion were: alternative transport, climate neutrality, the creation of eco-communities for changing environmental policies in cities, opportunities for non-reimbursable financing through the European Green Pact and other financing mechanisms for energy renovation projects.

Among the personalities participating in the conference were: ES. Marjut Akola, Ambassador of Finland in Romania; Tanya Collingridge, Deputy Head of Mission of the British Embassy in Bucharest; Allen Coliban, mayor of Brașov; Ruben Latcau, Deputy Mayor of Timișoara; Ionuţ Sorin-Banciu, Secretary of State; Tanczos Barna, Minister of Environment, Water and Forests.

All actions within the Green Cities Forum event, 2022 edition, took place under the patronage of the Presidential Administration, the Ministry of Investments and European Funds, European Projects, the Ministry of the Environment, Waters and Forests, the Association of Romanian Municipalities/ the Convention of Mayors & Energy Cities.