Transferring Best Environmental Solutions between Towns and Cities

TBestC

TBestC aimed at transferring good practices from one city to another by letting the two cities cooperate e.g. by study visits, by observing and copying an action. Building on previous experiences from the Best City Practices, the TBestC aimed at enhancing dissemination of good practices within the Baltic Sea Region.

Funding

Co-funded by the Finnish Ministry of Environment and the Nordic Council of Ministers.

Activities

For the transfer of good practices the project included couple cities’ study visits and feasibility studies. The process was facilitated by the UBC EnvCom through the Launch seminar, Intermediate Workshop I and II and the Final seminar and through continuous support and contacts with the cities.

Results

Seven new good practices in seven cities around the Baltic Sea Region: Air quality programme in Liepaja, Bio-diversity work in Cesis and Jelgava, Environmental education for companies in Sillamäe, Eco-lighthouse project in Sopot, Kaliningrad and Riga.

Disseminating and promoting municipal good practices in the fields of Bio-diversity, Energy, Environmental issues,l Health, Air, and Information & Education.

Started: 
2002 to 2005

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