The United Nations Industrial Development Organization and the Ministry of Environment of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan co-organized 2nd Eco-Cities of the Mediterranean Forum held in Marseille from October 11-12, 2011 under the framework of the Mediterranean Economic Week.
The Forum brought together local authorities of the region, representatives from intergovernmental and non-governmental organizations and private sector leaders to discuss solutions to environmental challenges which promote both economic growth and social responsibility. There was a focus on a multi-stakeholder discussion of the main thematic areas of water and waste management, as well as cross-cutting topics such as energy efficiency and financing mechanisms. The Forum consisted of a plenary session to discuss the main topics, as well as technical workshops held in parallel to address some of the topics in more detail.
For more about the event please see the final proceedings found here.