UBC ASKS and the cities answer

We are proud to present UBC ASKS, an interview series consisting of interviews with people with various connections to the UBC and the Baltic Sea Region.

Along with the personal interviews three thematic videos were also made covering the benefits of being a UBC member city, important sustainable development topics and climate change risk factors. All the interviews can be found on the UBC ASKS page.

This spring’s UBC ASKS interviews feature:

Ms. Elina Rantanen | UBC Vice President, Chairwoman of the City Council, City of Turku

Talks about common drivers for sustainable development, the BSR and Turku’s role in the UBC.

Mr. Dovydas Kaminskas | Mayor of Taurage, Lithuania

Talks about sustainable development projects in Taurage, air pollution, cooperation and networking.

Ms. Dagmara Nagorka-Kmiezkiec | Member of UBC Sustainable Cities Commission Advisory Board, Deputy Director of Environmental Department, City of Gdansk, Poland

Talks about climate protection, water management issues, citizen involvement and cross-sectoral cooperation.

Ms. Irena Šakalienė | Co-Chair of the Sustainable Cities Commission, Head of City Management Division, Klaipeda City Municipality, Lithuania

Talks about climate change, extreme weather events and the importance of education in regard to climate resilience.

Mr. Guntars Ruskuls | Member of UBC Sustainable Cities Commission Advisory Board, Head of Board of Strategic Management Riga City Council City Development Department, Latvia

Talks about Riga’s sustainable mobility situation, coastal erosion and the benefits of networking.

Mr. Steffen Nozon | Member of UBC Sustainable Cities Commission Advisory Board, Mobility coordina-tor, The Hanseatic City of Rostock, Germany

Talks about sustainable development, climate adaption and mobility.

Mr. Kaspars Varpins | Chairman of the UBC Safe Cities Commission, Liepāja Municipal Police, Latvia

Talks about safety, climate change and adaptation in Liepāja.


Video and audio editing: Kaj-Mikael Lang