As one of the founding members of the World Alliance for Low Carbon Cities, the Synocus Group is pleased to welcome you to the Alliance's 11th biannual Low-Carbon Development World Forum in Turku, Finland from the 5th to the 7th of October, 2016.

Titled Business ecosystems in a low-carbon economy, the forum will cover themes such as:

New Concepts in Urban Energy:

The Paris Climate Accord reached at COP21 laid the foundation for a new push towards lowering carbon emissions with a particular focus on market-driven and cooperative approaches. This will support both technology and service innovations as well as the system level transformations necessary to realize true low-carbon energy production.

Orchestrated Wellbeing and Health and Big Data:

As one of the world’s most cost-efficient and high-performing healthcare systems, Finland’s welfare system can serve as a source of comprehensive solutions for nations seeking to develop their own. In the Orchestrated Wellbeing and Health initiative, the Synocus Group and healthcare technology forerunners are developing a framework for leveraging this knowledge and benefit from the potential provided by Big Data.

One Belt, One Road:

President Xi’s ‘One Belt, One Road’ is seen as a possible game changer for China, which could open up new opportunities for European businesses as well. The World Alliance for Low Carbon Cities is well positioned to support this development. In this session we will discuss combining the objectives of the One Belt, Once Road initiative and the sustainability ambitions of WALCC.

Circular Economy:

Exceeding beyond mere efficient use or recycling of materials, the circular economy represents a radical re-envisioning of existing economic models. This change concerns all elements of production and consumption and, consequently, calls for the participation and commitment of the world’s companies, regulators, and researchers.

Smart City Experiences:

Today’s cities build on the growing ubiquity of advanced, smart technology in all areas as they develop initiatives aimed at establishing functioning smart cities. The new generation of smart cities builds on the examples set by a group of pioneering smart cities whose experiences have paved the way for them.

Battery Technologies and Mobility Transition:

The growing significance of storage technologies in energy networks joins the battery industries’ crucial role in the electrification of the automotive industry, making the field of battery technology one of the most important areas in creating the sustainable solutions of tomorrow. This may also revolutionize prevailing concepts of private and public transportation and foster a perception of transportation as a unified network of mobility resources.

The Low-Carbon City Development World Forum is the main platform for encouraging partnership and an ecosystem-approach in sustainable development. By bringing together leading experts from a variety of industries, localities, and backgrounds, all sharing a strong interest in driving the development of low-carbon cities, the Forum helps to realize the full potential of this vast international network of cities, companies and research institutes. As we face unprecedented opportunities and challenges in the coming year, we are pleased to invite your organization to participate in the Low-Carbon City Development World Forum.

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