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Baltic Cities Bulletin "Towards green and just transition"

Published: 17 May 2024
Our Sustainable Cities Commission co-created the spring 2024 edition of the Baltic Cities Bulletin under the topic "Towards green and just transition"!

Transforming Urban Mobility: Introducing the Model for experimenting with active mobility measures

Published: 26 April 2024
There's significant potential in incorporating the regular use of temporary experiments into mobility planning.

Solutions for cities in the work against PFAS pollution

Published: 31 March 2024
UBC TALKS webinar in March tackled a complex issue of PFAS: hazardous and extremely persistent substances, which are an emerging concern for cities. The webinar presented solutions developed in the EMPEREST project aiming at reducing the amount of PFAS and other organic micropollutants in the water management cycle.

PARTNER SEARCH: Energy transition and the involvement of schools

Published: 22 March 2024
A consulting company based in Germany - aconium GmbH is developing a project idea focusing on energy transition and the involvement of schools. They look for municipalities interested in joining the project.

UBC Sustainable Cities visiting Brussels for the European Ocean Days

Published: 20 March 2024
The European Ocean Days in Brussels welcomed water-related projects, experts, businesses and policy makers. Within this event umbrella, a series of events were organized by different key actors in the field.

Cities shaping Climate Action Decision Support Tool together

Published: 19 March 2024
Climate-4-CAST: the project involving 20 municipalitiesThe Climate-4-CAST project (A Climate Action Decision Support Tool to accelerate cities’ progress towards climate neutrality

PARTNER SEARCH: Remediation and contaminated land

Published: 13 March 2024
The proposal involves conducting a pilot project wherein partner cities would each test different remediation techniques, resulting in multiple techniques being evaluated together.

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.