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

11.02.2021 - 10:00
A sustainable future for the Baltic Sea requires active actions. Participate in the international online seminar organized by the Baltic Sea Challenge on 11 February 10.00–15.00 EET! The seminar will highlight the Agenda 2030 goals in the protection of the Baltic Sea. The seminar will be opened by the Mayor of the City of Turku Minna Arve. We will also hear a greeting from the City of Helsinki's Deputy Mayor Anni Sinnemäki. The program includes two keynote lectures, four parallel sessions, and a workshop.
Ecocity Forum 2021.
16.03.2021 (All day)
The Ecocity Forum will be held as a hybrid event on 16-17 March 2021 to enable participants to attend either virtually or in person at Lahti’s magnificent timber-built concert venue and conference centre Sibelius Hall.