City university to host UN environmental conference

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A MAJOR United Nations environmental event is to be held in the Capital.

The Edinburgh Conference Centre at Heriot-Watt University has been chosen to host the United Nations Environment Programme's "Getting Ready for Renewable Energy" conference.

The event, on January 21, will feature a number of high-profile delegates and speakers from around the world.

Paulo Buoni, director of the European Energy Centre, which is co-organiser of the event, said: "We have been promoting best practice in renewable energy for 36 years through training courses and major conferences.

"This 14th European Conference is a major landmark for launching the Green New Deal in Scotland with the United Nations UNEP.

"Several European Governments and the European Commission have shown strong interest and support towards the European Energy Centre activities of education and training in renewable energy."