Regions as drivers to sustainable growth [EN]

Plenary session at the 4th Annual Forum of the EUSBSR, 12 November 2013 Vilnius, Lithuania.

The session focuses on the role of local and regional authorities in addressing the environmental challenges. Reasons why regions have to play a leading role in ensuring environmentally friendly living will be discussed. How regions can and do contribute to the sustainable growth? Why regional cooperation is essential in meeting environmental targets and ensuring that development is sustainable?

Jaakko Mikkola, Director of International Affairs, Helsinki-Uusimaa Regional Council, Baltic Sea States Subregional Co-operation (BSSSC)