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October, 2015
The Moment of Cities and Sustainability This autumn is a special time for sustainable development and for cities: in September, the United Nations adopted the global Sustainable Development Goals (...
February, 2014
Make Solutions with Businesses! During the last decade there has been not only much talk but al- so much action on sustainability and social responsibility among businesses. At the same time, the...
December, 2012
With Christmas nearing and temperatures below zero in many cities throughout the Baltic region, global warming may not come to mind as the most pressing issue. Some might even argue that it would be...
April, 2012
In the editorial, Björn Grönholm, head of UBC Commission on Environment Secretariat, highlights the key elements for building more sustainable, modern and attractive cities and the Baltic Sea Region...
December, 2011
Cooperation in the Baltic Sea Region is a successful model for the cooperation in Europe
April, 2011
Innovative and sustainable cities do not emerge by themselves. Market forces or political statements alone do not attract people and enterprises. Active leadership and broad partnerships are needed...
November, 2010
It was 18 years ago, in 1992, at the UN Conference on Environment and Development held in Rio de Janeiro, when the idea of sustainable development was first time recognized at a high political level...
May, 2010
The Baltic cities are changing with the world around them. Globalisation sets the scene for our cities with increased competition and global effects on local actions. Cities must cope with climate...
October, 2009
The Baltic Sea Region connects the states having different historical backgrounds, distinct economic development and political experience. They have divergent past, but what unites them all is the...
April, 2009
It is our great privilege to live here, in the Baltic Sea Region. However, we are living in a very unique and fragile ecosystem and this privilege entails us to manage here in a responsible and...
October, 2008
Climate change is increasingly at the heart of energy policy and technology development. It is therefore presenting an unprecedented challenge, but also an opportunity for Baltic Sea region in terms...
February, 2008
The 20th century was the period of unprecedented economic development in the world, great fall of colo- nialism and totalitarian systems. However, it took place at the expense of depletion of non-...
August, 2007
Water binds together the populations of the cities around the Baltic Sea. This has been the case throughout history and now the cooperation is being further developed. Closer ties are emerging...
April, 2003
Viable Economies for Baltic Cities A crucial factor for sustainable development in cities is the economy. At the same time, economic prosperity in longer term is only possible by strongly taking into...

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