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.

News

Climate Leadership from Baltic Sea Region Cities
25.10.2017 - 11:54

CDP, the global climate change disclosure non-profit, and the leading city network in the Baltic Sea Region, the Union of the Baltic Cities (UBC), have agreed on a two-year MOU to involve more cities in the development and reporting of target-oriented climate actions. The findings are now published in a in a final report Climate Leadership from Baltic Sea Region Cities!

14.11.2017 - 12:46

During the second week of October, urban planners and experts active in Baltic Urban Lab project gathered in the Latvian capital Riga’s Mukusala area – one of the four Baltic Urban Lab pilot sites. Students from Riga Technical University, University of Latvia as well as Riga International School of Economics and Business Administration were also present since a student competition has been organized to find a development concept for Mukusala.

Upcoming events

28.11.2017 (All day)
Three workshops are organized in the Baltic Sea Region cities to present the methodologies for climate change adaptation.
29.11.2017 (All day)
How do we create stronger linkages between the urban and the rural parts of our regions? How can smaller cities take the lead within sustainable development? What makes them attractive? How can cities in the Nordic countries benefit from Nordic collaboration and export promotion? Nordregio Forum 2017 will further examine these questions from the perspective of small and medium-sized Nordic cities.