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.


City of Lahti awarded the European Green Capital 2021
24.06.2019 - 09:40

Biggest congratulations to Lahti on the behalf of UBC Sustainable Cities Commission and the rest of the UBC! City of Lahti was awarded the title of European Green Capital 2021 by the European Commission on 20 June 2019 in an award ceremony in Oslo, Norway. Lahti is the first-ever Finnish city to receive the title.

Clean Beach 2019
19.06.2019 - 11:05

International environmental campaign "Clean Beach" – engaging cities in environmental cooperation and raising public awareness in environmental issues.

Upcoming events

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15.10.2019 - 10:30
The XV UBC General Conference “Building an inclusive and resident-focused city. The Baltic way” will be held on 15–18 October 2019 in Kaunas, Lithuania. Themes of the conference include among others “Inclusive Cities” and “Culture as catalyst for cities development”.
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22.10.2019 - 10:00
The 5th SUMPs-Up webinar will focus on presenting the second edition of the SUMP Guidelines that were developed in an intense one-year consultation process with Europe's SUMP stakeholders. In addition, two supporting guides prepared by the SUMPs-Up project will be presented. Join the webinar on 22 October 2019 at 10-11.30 CET!