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Sunny Greifswald greets the Commission meeting

Published: 6 May 2022
The UBC Sustainable Cities Commission meeting, held on 27-28 April 2022 in the City of Greifswald, was opened by the Lord Mayor of Greifswald Dr. Stefan Fassbinder, highlighting the importance of international cooperation and local implementation of SDGs. The high-level greetings were followed with the view on the Baltic Sea Region from the global prism brought by the co-writers of the latest IPCC report. The researchers Prof. Dr.

12 UBC member cities among the Cities Mission!

Published: 5 May 2022
Last week, the list of 100 climate-neutral and smart cities by 2030 was announced, and 12 of them are members of the Union of the Baltic Cities!

Gävle is localising the SDGs with the support of European partners

Published: 6 April 2022
Gävle municipality participates in the project Global Goals for Cities focusing on localising the SDGs to get support in the work of creating a holistic perspective of the sustainability work.

Voluntary Local Review as a catalyst for Sustainable Development

Published: 6 April 2022
There is a growing interest among local authorities in using Voluntary Local Reviews as a process to track progress on SDGs. UBC member cities are invited to contribute to the survey to share the expertise and knowledge regarding local sustainability work.

Cities making the most of the project funding

Published: 6 April 2022
Interreg Baltic Sea Region launched the new programme to shape the future of the Baltic Sea Region. In 2021–2027, transnational cooperation is particularly targeted at cities in the region – and we take a moment to recognize active project cooperation by UBC member cities!

New CDP reporting cycle for 2022 opens

Published: 1 April 2022
The world’s leading climate reporting organization CDP launches a new reporting cycle in April 2022. Disclose your city's environmental data to track the performance and progress on environmental matters!

The annual CDP report for 2021 is finally here

Published: 1 April 2022
The report of 2021 looks into another successful year of UBC-CDP cooperation, as we follow the paths of 21 UBC member cities to climate goals 2030.

ECOMM 2022 welcomes you to Turku, Finland!

Published: 18 March 2022
25th European Conference on Mobility Management is held in Finland on May 31 to June 2, 2022.

UBC condemns the war against Ukraine

Published: 3 March 2022
Our thoughts are with the citizens of Ukraine. UBC calls for an immediate end to the military aggression against Ukraine.

Holistic solutions to mobility in port areas

Published: 23 February 2022
The webinar was opened by Tero Haahtela and Teemu Surakka from Aalto University, lead partner of the project, who briefly explained HUPMOBILE in a nutshell. The project, which started in 2019 and ended last year, aimed to provide holistic solutions to sustainable mobility in the Baltic Sea Region. It focused on sharing knowledge, developing existing solutions and processes, and improving stakeholder engagement.

A forest in the city – a place for active recreation

Published: 7 December 2021
Forest in the middle of the Valmiera city is a green, safe and accessible destination for outdoor activities. Equipped with stormwater solutions and offering a drinking water tap, the forest area is not only a multifunctional outdoor space for citizens, but also an example of taking sustainability into account when planning the area development.

Energy positive Student Village in Turku

Published: 7 December 2021
City of Turku is well on its path to achieving carbon neutrality by 2029. Last year, the city became the Lighthouse city in the project RESPONSE, where it implements a complex set of activities including the development of Positive Energy Districts.