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Interreg has a lot to offer for cities in the region

Published: 29 February 2024
On 27 February 2024, our Secretariat had a pleasure of arranging a special edition of the UBC TAKLS webinar series – together with the Interreg Baltic Sea Region Programme! This webinar focused on funding for innovative and climate-smart cities, presenting the open call for funding and the thematic priorities of the Programme 2021-2027, which has put cities into the core of its activities.

PFAS Roadshow and EMPEREST visit Tartu

Published: 22 February 2024
EMPEREST 1st international workshop in Tartu hosted over 80 participants discussing the measures at source and treatment steps for PFAS to ensure good aquatic environment and water quality.

Local Governments Leading the change to tackle plastic waste in the Baltic Sea Region

Published: 21 February 2024
The BALTIPLAST project has set to document and analyze information on the varied solutions adopted or planned by local governments. The objective is to create a collection of best practices that promote the prevention and reduction of plastic waste.

Empowering BSR Cities to shift towards Sustainable Urban Mobility: SUMPs for BSR Project kicks off in Turku

Published: 22 January 2024
The project consortium has convened in the City of Turku – the host city of the UBC Sustainable Cities Commission and the lead partner of the project. The kick-off meeting, held on 9-10 January, has brought together the experts and practitioners in urban mobility planning from the consortium, fostering discussions on shared challenges and collective solutions.

Green governance in Tallinn: plastic reduction and public procurement

Published: 4 December 2023
The BALTIPLAST 2nd General Assembly had unfolded on 14-15 November 2023 during the Green Governance week in Tallinn, Estonia. The event was marked by active participation of the project partners in the co-creation discussions, workshops on the project solutions and shaping the upcoming pilots.

Design a plastic-reduction strategy and bring decision-makers on board

Published: 4 December 2023
The November edition of the UBC TALKS webinars hosted the experts and city representatives sharing insights on advancing sustainable practices in plastic waste management within the municipalities. The event featured examples from 3 cities: Västerås, Helsinki, and Tallinn, shedding light on strategies, challenges, and successful initiatives in managing plastic waste.

Invitation: International Green Governance Conference in Tallinn

Published: 15 November 2023
Join the event in Tallinn (or online): the conference "Driving change: empowering sustainability through green governance" will take place at Tallinn Creative Hub as part of Tallinn's Green Technology Week, on 16 November!

Innovative collaborations accelerate Malmö's journey to climate neutrality

Published: 8 November 2023
Malmö, a leading city in sustainable development, has undertaken a determined path towards achieving carbon neutrality by 2030. With ambitious targets, agile roadmaps, and strategic partnerships, the city is not only focused on climate neutrality but also ensuring an inclusive, just and equitable climate transition.

Kemi – City of Snowman

Published: 8 November 2023
Kemi provides an Environmental Handbook for companies, and the Snowman – for everyone, as a figurehead for the tourism of the Lapland as a whole, and City of Kemi in particular.

New sustainable energy solutions are being tested in Turku

Published: 8 November 2023
The city of Turku aims to be climate neutral in 2029 and as part of the transition is testing new solutions in the Student Village. The measures are implemented through RESPONSE project.

New projects on green mobility and climate neutrality

Published: 8 November 2023
Two new projects have begun in our Secretariat, where we look into achieving climate-neutrality: green mobility and climate budgeting process in the municipalities.

UBC members demonstrating dedication and commitment to CDP disclosure

Published: 7 November 2023
The 2023 CDP disclosure period has marked a continued commitment to environmental transparency within the Union of the Baltic Cities. 14 cities stepped forward to publicly disclose their environmental data.