Delegates from more than two dozen of the world’s leading low emission cities will gather in Dundee this week for a summit.
Government ministers, entrepreneurs and business chiefs will gather together to share their experiences and discuss Dundee City Council’s eight-year journey in working towards using more green energy.
Lynne Short, convener of the council’s city development committee, said: “There is no magic wand or silver bullet to becoming an ultra-low emission city.
“It takes vision, dedication and a lot of persuasion to do what we have done including the introduction of dozens of electric vehicles (EVs) to our fleet, providing a network of EV charging hubs and bringing in a low-emission taxi policy.
“But the rewards are huge in terms of sustainability, clean air and a hard-fought reputation for innovation and vision for the city recognised across the globe.”
The conference will take place at Discovery Point today and will focus on policy issues around ultra-low cities, taxis, and the charging network.
EV entrepreneur Dee West will also tell delegates about New Zealand’s journey to introduce infrastructure and vehicles, while a representative from The R&A will speak about the ambition of golf’s governing body to integrate low carbon solutions into the staging of The Open.
Representatives will be coming from cities including Nottingham, London, York, Birmingham, Barcelona and Frankfurt.