The Crown Princess attends the "Cities and Green Growth — Urban Evolution" conference
The Crown Princess at the "Cities and Green Growth – Urban Evolution" conference together with Finance Commissioner of the City of Stockholm Sten Nordin and Deputy Secretary-General of the OECD Yves Leterme. Photo: Kim Norman
On Thursday 23 May, The Crown Princess attended the OECD conference "Cities and Green Growth — Urban Evolution" at Stockholm Waterfront.
The Crown Princess was received by Finance Commissioner of the City of Stockholm Sten Nordin and Deputy Secretary-General of the OECD Yves Leterme. The Crown Princess then gave a brief speech, in which she said: "How can cities grow, provide housing for their new inhabitants, and still preserve green areas and quality of life? How can infrastructure and transportation develop to meet the needs of a constantly growing population? "I don't have the answers to these questions. But I do believe that we can no longer be narrow-sighted. We have to look over the horizon. Let us share our successful experiences in order to build a sustainable society. We have to realise that when changing the composition of nature we change the conditions for human life, flora and fauna." You can read the speech in full here.
Cities and Green Growth — Urban Evolution
The City of Stockholm and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) arranged the Cities and Green Growth — Urban Evolution conference. The aim was to promote discussions on how economic growth can be successfully combined with a good environment and sustainability. The conference was part of the OECD's Cities and Green Growth project. During the conference, the OECD launched a report comparing Stockholm, Chicago, Paris and Kitakyushu on the issue of sustainable growth. The OECD will also present a report focusing solely on the sustainable growth of Stockholm. Find out more about the conference here.