Registrations are open for the 28th KIMO Conference and AGM hosted by KIMO member, City of Aalborg. This year’s programme will focus on plastic pollution at sea, nature restoration and city waterfront transformation and its environmental consequences.
Conference guests will be introduced to the work of KIMO and will get a chance to learn about the steps being taken at local government level to ensure a healthy marine environment and create sustainable coastal communities. Talks include:
Plastic Pollution of the sea and circular economy
Henrik Beha Pedersen, Founder, Plastic Change
The Great Limfjord
Lasse P.N. Olsen, Alderman, Aalborg City Council & Representative from Aarhus University
Urban development and a cleaner marine environment
Kirsten Lund Andersen, Head Gardener, City of Aalborg, Bo Laden, Director Aalborg Public Utilities
Conference guests will be presented with the opportunity to witness first-hand some of the excellent work being done by KIMO member, the City of Aalborg by taking part in one of the following technical visits:
Visit 1: Aalborg New Harbourfront
Guided tour by ship along the new Harbourfront. Aalborg’s waterfront has recently undergone a thorough renovation. It was once Aalborg’s industrial heart, but its shipyards and heavy industries had mostly died out by the 1980s. Thus began the waterfront’s transformation into a cultural and cozy quarter.
Tour guide: Peder Baltzer, City architect, City of Aalborg
Visit 2: Vestre Fjordpark and Egholm
Guided tour by bicycle to Vestre Fjordpark and the ecological island Egholm. Vestre Fjordpark is an open-air swimmingpool and activity center offering outdoor activities such as to sail the Limfjord by kayak or canoe, windsurf, bathe, or simply enjoy the lovely nature. Egholm is the largest ecological island in Denmark providing 100% organic farming.
Tour guide: Kirsten Lund Andersen, Head Gardener, City of Aalborg
Visit 3: Halkær Ådal
Guided tour by bus at Halkær Ådal. Halkjær Ådal is a river valley where nature restoration has improved the biodiversity significantly. The nature is protected by organic farming and living provided by the local residents. The area is classified as Natura 2000.
Tour guide: Torben Bramming Jørgensen, Biologist City of Aalborg