Kazan Mayor Ilsur Metshin took part in an online webinar of the BRICS Youth energy Agency. The meeting was devoted to the launch of the "From BRICS with SDG" campaign by the BRICS Youth Energy Agency. This initiative is aimed at young people who contribute to the achievement of the UN sustainable development goals on daily basis. This year, the theme of the campaign is Smart city.
The Mayor of Kazan Ilsur Metshin spoke at the webinar as an expert on the subject: "Ensuring the sustainability of the functioning of municipal authorities and business".
In his speech, the Mayor said that this year Kazan approved a program for energy saving and increasing energy efficiency for 2020-2024. He noted that the city annually implements the energy-saving measures.
"The use of any energy-saving technologies, as a rule, is associated with a high level of consumer culture and environmental awareness of the population. Residents of the most advanced cities in the world are trained from childhood to the effective use of available resources. Therefore, today we set the task of improving the overall culture of energy consumption in the city. This requires a number of comprehensive measures to promote an energy-saving lifestyle among residents and all enterprises of the city," the Mayor of Kazan said.
"Thank you for the invitation to share our vision. I believe that joint efforts will create opportunities for developing a healthy and vibrant future in comfortable smart cities,"- I. Metshin concluded.