Workshops in Tallinn and Vilnius will bring new perspectives on bio-based plastics, explaining bio-based materials' meaning and potential!
As the first of the four Macro-Regional Strategies in Europe, the Baltic Sea Region Strategy has always been a front-runner, be it innovation ecosystems, sustainability-oriented citizens, or energy security goals. Countries from the Baltic Sea Region are working together to develop renewable energy sources and to improve energy efficiency. In addition, much effort is being put into the promotion of regional trade and investment, and improving interconnections between the countries in the region and beyond.
The European Week of Regions and Cities is held in Brussels on 9-12 of October 2023. The week consists of multiple sessions with speakers and participants discussing about cohesion policy, common challenges and good practices. There are also local side events that are connected to the main event. The participants create a diverse group of government officials, representatives, politicians, academics, members of the public, journalists and so much more.
The conference in Palanga will bring UBC together to discuss how to support Ukrainian cities and their eventual reconstruction. Presentations, discussions, and workshops prepared by the UBC Commissions will provide new ideas and inspire the UBC and its member cities to cooperate with a new impetus.
Cleantech Forum Europe is held in Tallinn, Estonia on November 14-16, 2023. The participants form a diverse group of start-ups, scale-ups, investors, corporates, government and even more. The forum will focus on the most relevant topics of today, lead by experts with ideas on how to create cleaner world. Several companies from outside of Europe will be present as well and ready to explore new connections and cooperation opportunities with European regions. You can find more about the event on their website!
With Green Public Procurement as a central theme, the conference recognizes its vital role in implementing green governance and promoting sustainable consumption and production. Local governments possess significant potential to achieve sustainability goals through their procurement processes, particularly by ensuring they are not just climate-neutral but also circular and free from harmful toxins. During the event, the first-ever NonHazCity Award for tox-free, circular and climate-neutral buildings and building processes at municipalities will be launched.
The UBC TALKS webinar on 28 November will focus on one of the most pressing challenges the cities are facing – the plastic pollution. We will discuss how forerunning BSR cities address sustainable plastic management in their strategies and action plans.
The Energy Week focuses on renewable energies, smart energy, gas energy and energy storage. Topics of interest include digitalization, batteries and storage, circular economy, future smart cities, energy regulation, business and innovation. The next EnergyWeek will take place on 18-24 March 2024 – save the date!
The Urban Future conference week is held in Rotterdam, Netherlands on June 5-7, 2024. It brings together activists and influencers who represent different areas like mobility, energy, real estate, public transport, housing, urban planning, tech and public administration. The event creates a platform for sharing information on what has worked and what mistakes to avoid when it comes to sustainability. Participants have an opportunity to learn from different fields and they get to bring something new about sustainability back to their own cities.