The successful cooperation within the framework of Waste Recovery has resulted in an inquiry by theIPLA, the International Partnership for Expanding Waste Management Services of Local Authorities, to host its Global Forum on sustainable waste management for the 21st century cities in September 2013.IPLA, which is coordinated by the United Nations Centre for Regional Development (UNCRD), has a vision of helping cities and municipalities move towards resource efficient and zero waste societies, thereby ultimately achieving livable and sustainable cities, which coincides with Waste Recovery’s successful business model.
This opportunity will strengthen our work in Borås as a leading international reference city and provides a unique opportunity for businesses in the region to establish contacts with international actors who are facing major changes and investments in sustainable communities.
– The conference will highlight Borås as a good example for zero waste cities, says Ulf Olsson, Mayor of the city ofBorås.
IPLA was launched during the nineteenth session of the United Nations Commission on Sustainable Development (CSD-19) inNew Yorkin May 2011.IPLAheld its first and second Global Forums in theRepublicofKoreain 2011 and 2012, and has now chosen Borås for hosting its Global Forum 2013. The meeting will be held in September 9-11 inTextileFashionCenter.
Over 100 participants from all over the world will come to the Forum including seminaries and field trips. In addition to sharing knowledge about waste management, the Forum is expected to promote thecapacity to develop various partnerships, both internationally and between the public and private sectors.
Organizers of the event are, along withIPLA, The city ofBorås, UNCRD, University College of Borås, SP Technical Research Institute and Borås Energy & Environment AB.
Link to IPLA: http://www.uncrd.or.jp/env/ipla/index_form.htm