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The city of Kiel publishes its first Voluntary Local Review

Published: 2 November 2022
The City of Kiel has tasked itself with turning sustainability into a compass to guide all municipal activities, even in turbulent times. In July 2022, the city of Kiel published its first Voluntary Local Review.

What's up with the Social Kitchen in Kemi

Published: 2 November 2022
Four years ago, Kemi launched the Social Kitchen model for addressing food waste and providing social support. Let's take a look at the progress and inspiring results of the project!

Luleå part of EU project for inclusive climate work

Published: 2 November 2022
Luleå is one of 60 cities joining CrAFt Cities, a project to create climate-neutral, beautiful and inclusive cities.

The Baltic Sea Challenge and Turku at the UN High-level Political Forum 2022

Published: 2 November 2022
Get to know what was discussed at the United Nations High-level political forum on sustainable development in 2022!

New funding call launched at Interreg BSR conference

Published: 2 November 2022
Interreg Baltic Sea Region Conference gathered 300 participants to inspire each other with past project achievements and ambitions met by the opening opportunities.

Six UBC cities scoop European City Facility funding

Published: 31 October 2022
EUCF wants to bridge the gap between cities, local authorities, and sustainable energy investments by providing targeted funding for turning overarching plans and strategies into investment concepts. In the first three calls six UBC cities have received the grant.

Cities as expertise and innovation hubs

Published: 31 October 2022
Highlights from the UBC TALKS about the Cities Mission: how UBC members prepare to act, and where to find available support.

Save energy in your city NOW!

Published: 28 October 2022
Cities in the Baltic Sea Region are taking emergency measures for energy savings and increasing energy efficiency in the light of the enduring energy crisis and the starting winter.

10-steps guidelines to prepare the climate adaptation plan

Published: 13 October 2022
Simple and robust, 10-step guidelines for preparing and drafting the climate change adaptation plan for local governments in the Baltic Sea Region are published.

Time to concentrate on action – EUSBSR Annual Forum 2022

Published: 11 October 2022
The theme of the forum was putting plans into practice, and the discussions throughout two intensive working days circled around possible applications of the strong cooperation spirit and institutes existing in the region since the start of the Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region in 2009 (but also before that, incl. CBSS, UBC, HELCOM and other organisations focusing on the region’s multilevel cooperation).

Local staff for climate: UBC among signatories

Published: 16 September 2022
The campaign #LocalStaff4Climate is the opportunity for local governments to make their voices heard at European and national levels.

Interview with Dagmara Nagorka-Kmiecik, Co-Chair of the UBC SCC

Published: 14 June 2022
Starting from 2022, the new Co-Chair of the Advisory Board of the UBC Sustainable Cities Commission is Ms Dagmara Nagorka-Kmiecik, City of Gdańsk. We took an interview with her to learn about relevant sustainability topics for Gdańsk and the city's current activities in climate adaptation.