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.
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iWater - Integrated Storm Water Management project (2015 – 2018) has been granted for the EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region´s HA Climate Flagship Status. The flagship status is a recognition for the iWater´s work for transnational cooperation within urban planning and integrated storm water management. iWater project aims to improve the urban planning in the cities of the Baltic Sea Region (BSR) via developing integrated storm water management system. It brings together seven cities in the Central Baltic, the Aalto University from Helsinki and the leading network of the BSR cities – Union... more
The leaflet Improving wastewater management in the Baltic Sea Region presents the focus areas and major activities planned in the framework of the IWAMA project. IWAMA aims at improving resource efficiency in wastewater management of the region. The project actions are distributed along three main fields: capacity development, smart energy management and smart sludge management. The leaflet offers an overview of the planned activities including development of pilot investments, launching training webinars and holding workshops, among other events. The intention of IWAMA is working together to... more
The purpose of the Union of the Baltic Cities Sustainability Action Programme 2016–2021 is to guide the whole network of the UBC towards development of a smart and sustainable Baltic Sea Region. The programme gives strategic direction to the realisation of our vision of the UBC cities in the future - creating a smart, safe and sustainable Baltic Sea Region. This Action Programme was adopted as an annex to the UBC Strategy 2016–2021 by the XIII UBC General Conference in October 2015 in Gdynia, Poland, and it was guided and produced by the UBC Sustainable Cities Commission (UBC SCC) in... more
The XIV UBC General Conference will be held in the beautiful city of Växjö, Sweden, on 24–27 October 2017. The theme of the general conference is "Leadership for the future – Cities as leaders for glocal sustainable development". The general conference hosts top-level speakers across the Baltic Sea Region as well as strong involvement of BSR youth representatives, among others. Registration is now open at www.vaxjo.se/ubc