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etc Bulletin 16

Send date: 2009-08-20 09:49:53
“Italy and China: a challenge for Sustainable Development”
Many representatives of academia, private companies and public institutions attended the roundtable on “Italy and China: a Challenge for Sustainable Development”, held on July 16 in Venice, when also the book “Sustainable Development and Environmental Management” (Springer, 2008) was presented.
>>Photos and Information available here
>>To purchase the book please visit here
 Duke-VIU International Summer Research Workshop 2009
July 5-10
The second edition of the Duke-VIU International Summer Research Workshop was held at Duke University, in Durham North Carolina, from July 5-10. During the workshop 21 participants and 8 faculty members from over 10 countries were involved in presentations, discussions and group works focused on global value chain and its economic, social and environmental upgrading.
 Welcome the Delegation - VIU_BMEPB "Green Cities"
Italy, July 11 - 25, 2009
15 participants from the Beijing Municipal Environmental Protection Bureau (BMEPB) attended a training course on “Green Cities” in July, to gain knowledge and tools on such a topic useful for implementing actions aimed at improving the quality of life in the city.
China Wind Power Investment Summit 2009
August 21-23, China
The 2nd Annual China Wind Power Investment Forum will be held from August 21 to 23, 2009, in Liyang, Jiangsu Province, China. Global experts, entrepreneurs, well-known domestic and foreign institutions, will meet in Liyang to explore opportunities for investment and financing, and the challenges and countermeasures in Chinese wind power industry.

The World’s Biggest Rooftop PV Plant
To Be Built in Padua, Italy

On July 24, 2009, the Italian logistic and transport company Interporto di Padova SpA announced to be about to build the world biggest solar plant on rooftop so far. The agreement between the Interporto and the constructing company has already been signed and the building operations will start in September 2009.
River Basin Management International Conference
Malta, 7 - 9 September, 2009
The River Basin Management International Conference to be held in Malta September 7 - 9 is the fifth of a series of conferences organized on this issue since 2001, aiming at exchanging knowledge on recent advances in the overall management of riverine systems.


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