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.


03.11.2020 - 14:36

Cities play an important role in the successful implementation of the UN Sustainable Development Goals - how do UBC member cities work with this framework?

Mayor of City of Turku
06.10.2020 - 14:54

The Baltic Sea Day, launched by the John Nurminen Foundation, was celebrated by scores of people all around the Baltic Sea on 27 August 2020.

Upcoming events

26.11.2020 - 10:00
This year's midterm conference of HUPMOBILE was supposed to be held in Hamburg. However, due to the Coronavirus outbreak, we cannot organize it as a face-to-face conference. Instead, we are organizing two short virtual events on different days discussing the future of mobility in the Baltic Sea Region cities. During these two days, we will focus on the concept of Fusion Mobility and whether COVID-19 has an impact on the development of sustainable mobility. Both webinars are open for everyone and free of charge.
26.11.2020 - 10:00
As European cities grow, their peripheral neighbourhoods today show a high demand for mobility, for example from daily commuters travelling into city centers. However, these neighbourhoods at the outskirts of urban centres have remained largely unaddressed in terms of dealing with this growing demand for passenger and freight traffic. Suburban areas hence face challenges of: