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. UBC Sustainable Cities Commission also co-ordinates the cooperation with CDP.
PFAS (polyfluoroalkyl substances) are a man-made pollutants, hazardous to human health and the environment. The workshop "Pathways to targeted PFAS removal – from policy to technology" addressed this issue and provided a space for further cooperation.
The Co-chair of UBC Sustainable Cities Commission Mr. Risto Veivo was appointed the Climate Director for the city of Turku! We took an interview to learn how the city of Turku is leading the climate action by example.