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.


plastic bottle on the shore
10.01.2020 - 12:00

Marine litter is one of the most prominent challenges when it comes to the living and recreational coastal areas, be it coast of the Baltic Sea or shore of a lake or a river. Campaigns to address the problem of marine litter are a great way to bring attention to this issue, raise awareness of citizens and boost citizen involvement in the local sustainability actions. These campaigns can also benefit international cooperation through supporting...

City Business Climate Alliance Guide front cover, city landscape and text
13.01.2020 - 14:25

The City-Business Alliance is a joint initiative of C40 cities, CDP and the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) designed to accelerate climate action through city-business collaboration.

Upcoming events

People on the beach
21.01.2020 - 09:30
Tune in to UBC TALKS about marine litter to share experiences and find out how to organize a perfect engaging campaign for your citizens, in the meantime supporting the HELCOM Regional Action Plan on Marine Litter.
18.02.2020 - 13:00
Policymakers and experts are invited to a workshop focusing on how to increase safety for unprotected road users using simple and low-cost methods. The workshop is hosted by the City of Stockholm and partners of the EU project CIVITAS ECCENTRIC, in which Stockholm works with the cities of Madrid (Spain), Munich (Germany), Ruse (Bulgaria)and Turku (Finland) to demonstrate actions supporting safe walking and cycling and a range of other mobility solutions.