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.
The first UBC TALKS after the summer break was organized on 22 September with the topic of "Local work on the Sustainable Development Goals in UBC Cities"
Cities in the Baltic Sea Region are facing the common stormwater challenges: flooding, degradation of natural resources and infrastructure caused by climate change, and densification of urban areas. The need for smart approaches to stormwater management is evident; but how to integrate them sustainably into the municipal practices? The cities of Helsinki and Riga share their examples!