News archive of the UBC Sustainable Cities Commission

LearWater Workshop - pilot “Neighbourhood” meeting for wastewater experts in Belarus

05.11.2014 - 09:56
Vitebsk WWTP
Current technological development of the wastewater sector in Belarus poses challenges to find suitable ways for building up the knowledge of water professionals. UBC EnvCom led project LearnWater aims to launch the development of Belarusian lifelong-learning concept for wastewater management sector, so that it supports the competence building and sustainability of the investments on new technology. The central among LearnWater actions was to introduce the German “Neighbourhoods” concept in...

Covenant of Mayors in a Nordic Context - Workshop

29.09.2014 - 11:20
The workshop targets local authorities, regions and relevant stakeholders in the Nordic region who are interested in the opportunities that the Covenant of Mayors offers in meeting the CO2 emission reduction targets. The event will focus on how the established support structure of the Covenant of Mayors as well as the overall Covenant Community can catalyze the process towards meeting the 2020 targets set by all Nordic Signatories. The overall objective of the workshop is to present - and...

2 new publications from CIVITAS DYN@MO

29.08.2014 - 10:30
DYN@MO brochures
The CIVITAS DYN@MO has published two brochures focusing on clean vehicles and participation 2.0. The brochures are the two first ones of a series of four brochures that will focus each on one specific topic. The first brochure “Converting regular buses to clean buses – Experiences from the DYN@MO cities” shares DYN@MO cities’ practical experiences and knowledge gained in the conversion processes – from a hybrid to an electric bus in Aachen, from a diesel bus to a trolleybus in Gdynia and from a...

UBC EnvCom participated in the Turku Baltic Sea Days 2014

18.06.2014 - 16:12
UBC Commission on Environment took part in the two-day joint event for the Annual Forum of the EUSBSR and the Baltic Development Forum Summit hosted by the City of Turku. The event was part of a larger Turku Baltic Sea Days 2014 week held during the first week of June. UBC EnvCom was also showcasing its activities as an exhibitor in the Networking Village at the joint stand with four other organisations of the Baltic Sea House. Over 1200 Baltic Sea region decision makers and experts gathered...

Head of Secretariat Mr. Björn Grönholm awarded with a Baltic Sea Prize

15.01.2014 - 08:42
Björn Grönholm
Mr. Björn Grönholm, Head of Secretariat at the Union of the Baltic Cities Commission on Environment, has been awarded with the Europe Foundation’s Baltic Sea Prize 2013. The Europe Foundation is a Finnish foundation that focuses on the protective work done for the Baltic Sea as well as overall co-operation between Finland and Europe. The foundation was established in 2000 and the Baltic Sea Prize was first awarded in 2010.Mr. Grönholm, Head of Secretariat, UBC Commission on Environment since...

QUEST supports cities in sustainable mobility planning

31.10.2013 - 12:00
Quest logo
During 2011-2013 the QUEST project developed a Quality Management Tool to help small and medium-sized cities to set up and further develop their sustainable mobility policies and actions with the assistance of an external expert - the QUEST Auditor. The tool has now been finalised and it is time to take a look at the results and the future of QUEST.The experiences made show that QUEST is practical and applicable, both from the perspective of the auditor as well as the cities. Over the course of...

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