Embassy of Canada welcomes SymbioCity tour on sustainable urban development

Around 80-85% of the populations of Canada and Sweden live in urban areas and with these figures steadily rising, an increasing number of challenges face both countries as they work towards sustainable urban development.

Companies, organisations and city planning representatives from across Canada recently visited Sweden on the SymbioCity educational tour organised by Business Sweden, with the aim of learning from and exchanging views with experts on sustainable urban development and integrated energy solutions.

Building on the successes of previous delegation visits, the Embassy of Canada to Sweden organised a networking event on 16th September as part of the SymbioCity tour. Ambassador Kenneth Macartney welcomed participants and discussed the wide range of exchanges between Canada and Sweden, providing examples of Canadian clean technologies being used in Sweden and highlighting the interest shown by numerous Canadian visitors in learning about district heating systems and waste-to-energy solutions being applied in Sweden. Ambassador Macartney was joined by Derek Corrigan, Mayor of Burnaby in British Columbia, who told the audience about the importance of the benchmarking cooperation that has been established between cities in Canada and Sweden.