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.

News

Jätkäsaari district.
12.06.2020 - 08:33

The UBC TALKS webinar organized with the HUPMOBILE project introduced the concept of Intelligent Transport Systems – ITS mini-pilots to be applied for the purposes of testing their policy-making potential. The key-note presentation provided an insight into the agile piloting programme in Helsinki, aiming at co-creating value services that fulfil the market references, utilize existing and form new networks, actively engage residents and result in future use cases.

Bicycle in Växjö
18.05.2020 - 11:20

Fotbroms: a word synonymous with bicycle culture in Sweden. It means “foot brake” and like strawberries to midsommar, fotbroms is a necessary component of the type of bike most commonly sold in the country: “grandma bike” or “city bike”.

Upcoming events

03.07.2020 - 11:00
IN ESTONIAN BELOW The webinar to launch the first call for EUCF grants in Estonia will take place on 03rd of July at 11-12:30. Don't miss out on this opportunity to boost your sustainable energy plan! The webinar is prodced by the UBC SCC and presented by the Tartu Regional Energy agency,  who is also the Estonian Country Expert in EUCF. If you want to know what an investment concept is and how this new instrument to support local authorities and municipalities be sure to register.
10.07.2020 - 12:30
European cities facing several challenges when it comes to their senior citizens. While this population group is growing, it is key to enable and empower them to move around the city independently and sustainably.This CIVITAS ECCENTRIC webinar brings you two experiences from different cities who have rolled out sustainable urban mobility projects that target the elderly and youth, that bring generations together, and that promote self-determined mobility and sustainability. Learn from Lea Wiser from Munich on how to combine sustainable mobility, climate protection and internet education for...