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Summit to unveil vision for sustainable Aberdeen

02/12/13

A vision and actions for a more sustainable Aberdeen will be unveiled during the Sustainable Aberdeen Summit on Wednesday [04 December].

The event is a call to action and joint working to reduce carbon emissions in the Granite City. It forms part of the Aberdeen City Council and EU-funded MUSIC Project, which aims to halve carbon emissions in Aberdeen and project partner cities Ghent, Ludwigsburg, Montreuil, and Rotterdam by 2030.

The cities are working together to look at ways of making their cities more sustainable, working alongside business and communities, as part of the EU-funded Interreg IVB project. MUSIC will see each of the five cities develop an energy transition vision, strategy and action plan.

The vision and actions have been developed through a participant-led process by a group of Aberdeen stakeholders from a wide range of backgrounds. The vision is defined by five guiding priniciples for Aberdeen as an:
•Opportunity City;
•Attractive City;
•Learning City;
•Accessible City;
•Energy Efficient and Resilient City.

The Aberdeen MUSIC project offers city stakeholders the chance to help shape the future of the city tomorrow, when the steps needed to realise a vision of sustainability in Aberdeen will be discussed.

Some of the working groups which have come out of the process include: the Aberdeen City and Shire Transport Plan; Remote Working Hubs; Celebrate the Streets; Shared Learning for Sustainability; Project Citizen; Sustainability from Primary to School Leaver level; Sustainable Aberdeen Implementation Group.

The event brings together a group of stakeholders who will help to influence the changes required to take Aberdeen to a more sustainable future.

To find out more about the vision, action and how to get involved, view the project report: Aberdeen in Transition – A Journey to 2050' which is available on the MUSIC webpage at www.aberdeencity.gov.uk/musicproject

For further information about MUSIC or to become involved please email Wendy Devall at wdevall@aberdeencity.gov.uk or call her on 01224 523378.