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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.

Interview with MEP Nils Torvalds on updating the Wastewater Treatment Directive

Published: 3 November 2023
Read the interview about the process of updating the Urban Wastewater Treatment Directive with the Member of European Parliament Mr Nils Torvalds: how this will influence the wastewater sector, and where the EMPEREST project comes in.

UBC General Conference in Palanga: support to Ukraine and climate actions

Published: 2 November 2023
The XVII UBC General Conference took place on 24-26 October 2023 in the beautiful coastal city of Palanga in Lithuania. Our Commission organised a workshop on the EU Cities Mission, in addition to the networking event within the programme.

Call for examples on green public procurement

Published: 12 October 2023
Transnational project ChemClimCircle is currently developing guidelines on procurement, and we launch a call for support! The project is looking for experiences of municipalities developing and setting criteria in the public procurements considering chemical, circular and climate aspects. For example, these procurements may be focused on: 

Strategic directions and concrete actions at the EUSBSR 14th Annual Forum

Published: 11 October 2023
The EUSBSR Annual Forum in Riga brought most valuable insights, best practices, and strategic discussions on the legacy and future of our region. Here are the highlights from our Commission!