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Cooperation for better future of the Baltic Sea Region

Published: 3 April 2023
The series of UBC TALKS in 2023 opened with an exciting dive into macroregional cooperation, to understand and explain for the local stakeholders the intricacies of the existing interconnections with CBSS, HELCOM and EUSBSR!

Sustainable Cities of UBC recognized by CDP Europe

Published: 16 March 2023
UBC members Turku, Lahti, and Malmö are taking three times as many mitigation and adaptation measures as other cities to become climate neutral before 2050 and have received the highest award from CDP for their efforts.

BALTIPLAST – project to reduce plastic kick-started in Riga

Published: 17 February 2023
Last year’s autumn came with good news, the project that UBC Sustainable Cities Commission is part of has been approved by the Interreg BSR, and we are glad to announce that the project BALTIPLAST dedicated to reducing single-use plastic waste was kicked off on 8-10 of February 2023 in Riga.

EMPEREST project addressing PFAS kicks-off in Turku

Published: 16 February 2023
The kick-off meeting of the project EMPEREST, led by the UBC SCC, was hosted in the city of Turku on 6-8 February 2023. Learn more about the starting project addressing micropollutants!

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.