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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.

A bridge between Global Goals and Local Reality

Published: 8 June 2022
The report "Voluntary Local Review: A bridge between global goals and local reality" brings experiences and opportunities of the VLR process in the Baltic Sea Region.

Change in the city – easier, cheaper and better

Published: 8 June 2022
Over 1600 participants at the Urban Future conference in Helsingborg – UBC Sustainable Cities was happy to be part of the global event!

The 2022 CDP reporting platform is now open!

Published: 23 May 2022
The 2022 CDP reporting platform is open between April and July! We are delighted to announce the launch of the 2022 reporting cycle and invite local authorities to share their climate and environmental data.

The fourth EUCF round for energy investments opens in June!

Published: 19 May 2022
The fourth call for applications will be open from 9 June to 30 September 2022. More detailed information about the EUCF can be found on the initiative’s website.

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!