202020 Vision Features at International Green City Conference London

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Left: Karen Tambayong (Chair Green Cities Committee); Centre: Dr Anthony Kachenko (Co-Chair Green Cities Committee); Right: Peng Hongming (AIPH China Representative).

On 1 April 2014 the International Association of Horticultural Producers (AIPH) International Green City Conference was held in Westminster, London.  The conference, themed ‘Growing green and healthy places’, showcased leading examples of what can be achieved in terms of urban greening.

NGIAs Research and Market Development Manager, Dr Anthony Kachenko, was invited to present to conference delegates on Australia’s 202020 Vision. In his presentation, Anthony outlined the success of the campaign since its launch in November 2013 and discussed key green infrastructure initiatives in Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne. The success of the campaign to date includes signing up 25 advocates, 110 partners who support the Vision as well as the publication of over 100 articles with a total circulation of 7.8 million. The presentation was well received with several other countries, including Canada and Britain, interested in the 202020 vision approach.

Following the Conference, Anthony participated in a day of AIPH meetings covering international environmental initiatives, the international Green City movement, novelty protection and plant breeder rights as well as international horticultural expos. Anthony is the Co-Chair of the AIPH Green Cities committee and works alongside the Chair Karen Tambayong from Indonesia to ensure collaboration between countries to achieve a truly greener environment.

Access to all presentations from the International Green City Conference can be found at http://greencity-events.org/programme/.