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Taurage: STEAM education for renewable energy

Published: 7 December 2021
Tauragė is leading the renewable energy transition by example. STEAM center was opened in Tauragė, hosting a lab specializing in renewable energy and contributing to the regional efforts to advance in renewable energy technologies.

Resource intelligence in City of Kemi, Finland

Published: 7 December 2021
How to establish an allotment garden through the resource wisdom perspective? City of Kemi, in cooperation with Lapland UAS, prepared a material package as a guide for city and municipal decision-makers, planners and area users to become a resource intelligence operator.

Sustainable city Rostock NW 2035+

Published: 7 December 2021
In September 2021, UBC Planning Cities Commission in cooperation with the city of Rostock held the annual seminar. Collaborating in small interdisciplinary working groups, participants represented a good mix of colleagues from Rostock and their guests from 10 UBC Member Cities.

City of Jyväskylä is testing citizens’ ideas on circular economy

Published: 7 December 2021
City of Jyväskylä enhances resource wisdom and circular economy of everyday life with short and agile experiments. Get inspired by solutions coming directly from citizens, companies and associations!

Greifswald was honored with the European Energy Award (eea)

Published: 3 December 2021
In August 2021, Greifswald received the European Energy Award - a quality certificate for the sustainability of the energy and climate protection policies of municipalities.

UBC SCC enters 2022 equipped with the new strategic framework

Published: 3 December 2021
Despite the ongoing pandemic, the UBC Sustainable Cities Commission reached several important milestones by the end of 2021. The new UBC Strategy 2022 – 2030 and the UBC Sustainability Action Programme 2022 – 2030 were adopted at the XVI UBC General Conference.

Agnieszka Ilola – new Acting Head of UBC SCC Secretariat

Published: 3 December 2021
Agnieszka Ilola has been nominated the new Acting Head of the UBC SCC Secretariat from 19 October 2021. She has been working at the Commission as a project coordinator for over 15 years and involved in development and coordination of international projects.

Invitation to join Green City Accord initiative

Published: 3 December 2021
While the EU’s policies over the years have led to significant progress in improving the environment, and in raising standards across the EU Member States, many environmental challenges still prevail. With more than 70% of the EU’s population currently living in urban areas, cities are critical to meeting the EU's environmental objectives and in helping the EU to become a more sustainable region.

7 UBC Member cities among 95 climate leaders on CDP 2021 A List

Published: 3 December 2021
CDP’s A List cities in 2021 take bold leadership on environmental action and transparency, despite the continued pressures of tackling the coronavirus pandemic on local and national economies and societies.

Future trends in sustainable energy production

Published: 3 December 2021
First, Erik Tellgren, vice president of Växjö Energi AB, shared Växjö’s ambitious efforts to reach climate neutrality by 2030 and eventually, climate positivity. Located in the middle of Southern Sweden, Växjö is known for its wooden buildings as the city is surrounded by forest. Because of this, bioenergy makes up a large part of the city’s energy production and the company Växjö Energi itself is already completely fossil free.

Minipilots - the enablers of experimental policy-making

Published: 2 December 2021
The HUPMOBILE Minipilots Framework allows quick piloting of novel solutions in the urban space and acts as the enabler of experimental policy-making.

Strategic regional influence and tools for practitioners: BSR WATER results

Published: 3 November 2021
Over 3 years of implementation, BSR WATER platform provided significant input into the regional policies. The variety of produced results can also be used by different regional stakeholders, including practitioners in the water sector.