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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!

Sustainable revitalisation of Turku areas

Published: 21 September 2023
Mid-September is the perfect time to visit Turku, an ambitiously smart and sustainable city in Finland, working towards reaching carbon neutrality already in 2029. Turku is built around the river Aura – but what’s more important (at least where the international cooperation is concerned), it also stands on the shores of the Baltic Sea. Like in many other cities, for a long time Turku citizens have had a limited access to the sea due to different industries and port activities.

Urban planning decisions to achieve climate neutrality in our cities

Published: 8 August 2023
Welcome to the Commission meeting “Revitalizing urban space connected to the Sea”! We will explore how Turku is working toward climate neutrality in 2029, with an ambitious roadmap which calls for a comprehensive strategy, including, among others, revitalization of urban spaces.

Join the Urban Transitions Mission to facilitate your cities’ transition!

Published: 13 June 2023
The Urban Transition Mission, launched at COP26, opens a call for cities to accelerate clean energy urban solutions! The Mission aims to mobilise decision makers across all levels of government to prioritise climate-neutral and net-zero solutions enabled by clean energy and systemic innovation across all sectors and in urban governance.