The Green Growth Festival ‘Rohevik’ is over for this time. The organisers would like to thank all participants and appreciate any kind of feedback in order to preciede with Rohevik if there’s enough interest.

Rohevik consisted of three days:
– September 15: conference ‘Modern Eco-Cities’ in Tartu (about 150 participants).
– September 16: conference ‘Smart Energy and Green Transport’ in Tallinn (around 135 guests).
– September 17: family day ‘Our Future – Electric Vehicles’ at the Vabaduse väljak / Liberty Square in Tallinn (approx. 2000 participants).

Presentations ‘Modern Eco-Cities’:

Opening statements from H. E. Aleksi Härkönen, Ambassador of Finland to Estonia
Opening statesments from Berth Sundström, Director of the Nordic Council of Ministers’ Office in Estonia
– Hans Fridberg, Nordic Innovation: ‘Innovation as a Driver for Green Growth in the Baltic Sea Region’
– Elli Kotakorpi, Tampere ECO2: ‘Modern Eco-Cities Developing the Baltic Sea Region: Example of Tampere’
– Kati Orru, Estonian University of Life Sciences: ‘Sustainable Planning – in Whose Interests?’
– Marco Steinberg, Finnish Innovation Fund Sitra: ‘Creativity in City Planning’
– Kristiina Sipelgas, Estonian Centre of Architecture: ‘Universal Design in City Environments’
– Lauri Lihtmaa, Estonian University of Life Sciences: ‘Green Building Assessment’
– Rene Valner, ‘Green Building as a Challange for Entrepreneurs and Architects’
– Jaanus Tamm, City of Tartu: ‘Green Transport and Biogas Projects in City Environment: Example of Tartu’
– Eva Sunnerstedt, City of Stockholm: ‘Clean Vehicles and Fuels: Experiences from Stockholm’
– Mirja Adler, KredEx: ‘The Estonian EV Programme ELMO’
– Jarkko Ahlbom, Nissan Nordic Europe OY: ‘Nissan Approach to ZERO-Emission Future’

Take a look at some pictures from the conference in Tartu here.

Presentations ‘Smart Energy and Green Transport’ (audio files):

Opening speech by Kaja Kallas, Chairman of the Economic Affairs Committee, Riigikogu (the Parliament of Estonia)
Opening speech by Ville Niinistö, Minister of the Environment of Finland
Opening speech by Arvo Sarapuu, Deputy Mayor of Tallinn City, Estonia
– Martin Kruus, Estonian Wind Association: ‘Wind Prospects in Estonia’
– Teijo Kärnä, ABB: ‘Nordic-Baltic Wind Venture’, PDF
– Aarne Luukko, WinWind: ‘Cleantech Prospects’
– Johan Vetlesen, Norwegian Ministry of Petroleum and Energy: ‘Nordic Cooperation on Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency in a European Perspective’, PDF
– Heigo Mölder, Tallinn Univesity of Technology: ‘Sustainable City Transport and Renewables’, PDF
– Henrik Isaksen, ChoosEV Ltd.: ‘EVs in the Real World’
– Peep Pobbul, Tallinn City Environment Department: ‘Tallinn Suistainable Development Plan’, PDF
– Eva Sunnerstedt, City of Stockholm: ‘Clean Vehicles and Fuels: Experiences from Stockholm’, PDF
– Jarmo Tuisk, Estonian Ministry of Economy and Communications: ‘Electric Cars are Here’
– Ülo Kask, Tallinn University of Technology: ‘From Waste to Fuel. Biogas for Vehicles’, PDF
– Harro Pitkänen, Nordic Investment Bank: ‘Financing Green Growth’, PDF
– Raphael Sauter, European Commission: ‘Financing Low Carbon Technologies’, PDF
– Ash Sharma, Nordic Environment Finance Corporation: ‘How to Make Green Profits?’, PDF
– Tiit Toots, Rõuge Rural Municipality: ‘Rõuge Energy Park’, PDF
– Robert Olander, Merinova Technology Centre: ‘Global Solutions for Local Needs’, PDF
– Otto Lægaard, Thisted Municipality, Denmark: ‘Renewable and Self-Sufficient Municipality’, PDF
– Per Ribbing, Swedish Windpower Cooperative: ‘Community-owned Wind Projects’, PDF
– Eero Hanikat, Leidi Consult Ltd.: ‘Wind and Solar Powering Kõrveküla School’

Take a look at some pictures from the conference in Tallinn here.

Media about the family day at the Liberty Square on September 17:

Estonian Public Broadcasting news, Estonian (at 18.30, from 11:20)

Estonian Public Broadcasting news, Estonian (at 21.00, from 14:24)

Estonian Public Broadcasting news, Russian (from 8:14)

Kanal 2 (Channel 2) news programme ‘Reporter’

Kanal 2 (Channel 2) ‘Environmental week’ (25.09.2011, from 13:18)

TV3 news (from 6:10)

Estonian Public Broadcasting news portal in Russian

Gallery in daily Postimees

Gallery in weekly newspaper Maaleht

Gallery in tabloid newspaper Õhtuleht

Gallery and news in Delfi Forte

Gallery at car news portal

Newsportal Neljas