“The impact of sustainable communities in fighting climate change” was chosen as the main issue of the ELDW 2010 edition. The Congress’ idea was to highlight that local communities can play a major role in tackling crucial challenges related to climate change at local level, while world powers are still trying to broker a deal.
2010 ELDW - Statistics
Local Authorities: 115 municipalities took part in ELDW 2010. Medium sized towns and cities took part in the ELDW: among them 50 municipalities with a population of more than 100.000 inhabitants.
In total, 17 municipalities which qualified as “12 Star City”. They represent 12 European countries, spanning from Belgium to Greece and from Portugal to Turkey.
They include Aix-en-Provence, Paris and Strasbourg from France, Amadora from Portugal, Antalya and Mugla from Turkey, Belgrade from Serbia, Brussels and Liège from Belgium, Candelaria from Spain, Ierapetra from United Kingdom, Katowice from Poland, Lausanne from Switzerland, Mola di Bari and Unione Terre di Po from Italy, Odessa from Ukraine and Tbilisi from Georgia.