Union of the Baltic Cities Sustainable Cities Commission

Union of the Baltic Cities Sustainable Cities Commission is one of the thematic Commissions of the Union of the Baltic Cities (UBC). Union of the Baltic Cities is a voluntary, proactive network mobilizing the shared potential of its member cities for democratic, economic, social, cultural and environmentally sustainable development of the Baltic Sea Region.

We at UBC Sustainable Cities Commission are responsible for the environmental and urban sustainability activities within UBC and we co-ordinate the UBC Sustainability Action Programme which is closely linked to the EU strategy for the Baltic Sea Region. We operate via development projects, member city conferences and policy meetings.


27.03.2019 - 14:23

We are delighted to announce that our collaboration with CDP has reached its third year! Last year, we increased the number of UBC cities reporting to CDP from 20 to 28 - this year, we hope to raise that number even more and to help cities to answer the questionnaire with more detail to help our member cities receive maximum benefits from the benchmarking and scoring systems of CDP. 

Mikko Jokinen
04.04.2019 - 14:55

To celebrate the 30th anniversary of Östersjöfonden (the Baltic Sea Foundation), the delegation of the foundation has decided to award four persons who, through their extensive life work, have engaged in improving the Baltic Sea environment.

Upcoming events

SUMPs-Up Webinar The SUMP Action Plan and how to gain political commitment to it
09.05.2019 - 10:00
How do you ensure the implementation of measures in a sustainable urban mobility plan (SUMP)? How do you engage decision makers in the SUMP process? CIVITAS SUMPs-Up's fourth webinar for mobility practitioners will explore these crucial questions by focusing on an important milestone in the SUMP process – developing the SUMP action plan and ensuring political commitment to it.
25.04.2019 - 09:00
CDP's spring workshops will take place ahead of the annual CDP climate change, water security and forest reporting period with the aim to present the updates to the CDP questionnaires and programs, make the disclosure process as easy as possible and deepen the knowledge on natural capital disclosure.This year's focal points will include effective supply chain engagement and management, Science Based Targets and RE100, best practices to help companies progress towards environmental leadership and a consultation on the 2020 financial sector questionnaire in selected locations. Participants will...