Innovative solutions for a Green city in RomEnviroTech 2017
In the EU, about 70% of the population lives in urban areas, and is expected to increase in the future. Furthermore, cities consume about 80% of the energy produced in the EU and generate up to 85% its GDP. It is vital to create urban development plans that is both economically viable and environmentally sustainable.
G*EA growing “Green & Smart Cities” movement aims at addressing these issues by rethinking the city according to this paradigm of development. In 2012 the European Commission launched the European Innovation Partnership on Smart Cities and Communities (EIP-SCC), with the objective of supporting the implementation of smart-city solutions.
In this context, the transport optimisation, the use of renewable energy sources, building sustainable design and odher green&smart, including creating and promoting active (attractive) eco for future innovation have a major role to play in fostering the transition from urban environments a opportunities which can underpin the success of future.
At this previous edition of RomEnviroTech 2017, the GreenTourism Association proposed a new approach to the urban environment: “Innovative solutions for a green city”. Representatives from the PMB Environment Directorate, ALPAB, the Ministry of Tourism, the Ministry of Agriculture and other relevant authorities was invited to participate.
In the chapter “Environmental protection and free time”, in the context of the celebration of the International Year of Green Tourism Development, on October 13, 2017, the ROMEXPO Press Center from 11: 00-11: 50 held the seminar with The theme “Developing green tourism based on increasing attractiveness and a quality of urban life: Creating and promoting active (attractive) eco in a green city “.
Constantin Serban, ecologist and psychologist, founder of the concept of Green Psychology and Green Tourism in Romania, standardization expert, president of the ecological association TurismVERDE a made a short preamble of the presentation of PhD. Dario Andretta, from Univ Bioterra professor at the University of Apeiron Banja Luka.
Throughout the period of the ROMENVIROTEC events at the association’s stand, the PGL (Progressive Green Labeling) system will also be developed for the tourist services industry, a system of gradual classification of tourist services based on the “acorn” symbol based exclusively on criteria of sustainability of the activity of the enterprises in question.
We have the aim to improve untill change the conservatory way of producing and consuming tourism services especialy in sensitive areas more then protected areas, including sensitive urban areas and tourism adaptation to climate changes and reducing tourism emisions.