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Dear UBC colleagues, The start of the year has been extremely challenging and sorrowful in our region, and once again we recognise the importance of cooperation, solidarity and mutual support in one of the most severe crises so far. Over 30 years we have been building together trust and partnerships that are essential for changing our region and cities to more inclusive, attractive, and…
Type: eBulletin
Dear UBC colleagues,
Type: eBulletin
The "Guidelines on integrated model for Water-Sludge-Energy cooperation" have been published in September 2021. The document was developed within the framework of the BSR WATER platform by the University of Tartu.
Type: Publication
CASCADE Final Conference Opening words by Björn Grönholm, Director of strategic projects, City of Turku
Type: Video
Watch the replay of the Q&A Live Session with CDP that was held on 10 June 2021. The discussions answered many questions with the aim of providing our member cities the answers they have been hoping for. 
Type: Video
The webinar on 25 May 2021 focused on strengthening urban resilience in relation to the water management. Ensuring that the city is adapted to the climate change consequences is crucial, and it's also important to ensure the efficiency of the water sector in the city. Presentations and materials
Type: Video
The first UBC TALKS webinar of 2021 discussed climate hazards and how cities in the Baltic Sea Region can build resilience and was co-hosted with the Safe Cities Commission. Presentations and materials
Type: Video
The publication "Regional and national policy recommendations for implementing the integrated stormwater management in the Baltic Sea Region" was developed within the platform project BSR WATER. The report is prepared by the project partner Riga City Council, on the basis of surveys and interviews with 25 cities of the Baltic Sea Region and with support from BSR WATER partners.
Type: Publication
UBC cities leading the way to climate neutrality The year 2020 became a year of opportunities for the climate action and adaptation related work, which we tried to convey through our new “Scaling up for the next decade UBC cities leading the way to climate neutrality” report. Considering the success of the previous report we let the cities speak of their actions, ambitions, and initiatives…
Type: Publication
It has been acknowledged that even though countries are increasingly adapting to climate change at the local level, there are considerable limits and barriers to adaptation, which can hinder a society from dealing with climate change effects. The aim of this report is to provide resources for municipal officers and experts to deal with the barriers to adaptation. The report provides a background…
Type: Publication
The webinar "Climate change adaptation through smart stormwater management" was organized on 28 April 2020. It included a presentation on modern sustainable stormwater management, as well as examples from the cities around the Baltic Sea: Copenhagen, Helsinki and Gdansk. All speakers highlighted current trends in the extreme weather events in their cities and provided a wide range of approaches…
Type: Video
Dagmara Nagorka-Kmiezkiec (Gdansk), Dovydas Kaminskas (Taurage), Irena Šakalienė (Klaipeda), Guntars Ruskuls (Riga) and Steffen Nozon (Rostock) share their cities’ most important sustainable development topics and issues at the XV UBC General Conference in Kaunas.
Type: Video
Extreme weather events and pollution require BSR cities to cooperate and join forces in common projects and initiatives. Dagmara Nagorka-Kmiezkiec (Gdansk), Dovydas Kaminskas (Taurage), Irena Šakalienė (Klaipeda), Guntars Ruskuls (Riga) and Steffen Nozon (Rostock) are interviewed.
Type: Video
Steffen Nozon Mobility coordinator from the Hanseatic City of Rostock talks about sustainable development, climate adaption and mobility.
Type: Video
Irena Šakalienė, Head of City Management Division Klaipeda City Municipality and co-chair of the UBC SCC speaks about climate change, extreme weather events and the importance of education in regard to climate resilience.
Type: Video
Kaspars Varpins, Chairman of the UBC Safe Cities Commission from Liepāja Municipal Police talks about safety, climate change and adaptation in Liepāja.
Type: Video
UBC TALKS is a monthly webinar series aimed to share best practices among UBC cities. The third webinar was held on 24 March 2020 and it focused on environmental data disclosure to CDP, the benefits and challenges that cities face. The keynotes included presentations from CDP, City of Lahti (Finland), City of Tartu (Estonia) and City of Riga (Latvia). Presentations available
Type: Video
Mid-term Review - A cross-sectorial cooperation for climate adaptation and development
Type: Publication
Dear UBC colleagues, Two weeks ago, the XV UBC General Conference was held in Kaunas Lithuania and a new presidium and executive board were elected. "In UBC’s future, I see an inclusive and value-based UBC by the content and the results, and also some developments inside the Union. I am looking forward to putting shoulder to shoulder to deliver the results the Member Cities want.", states newly-…
Type: eBulletin
This year's report brings concrete adaptation actions from UBC cities to the general public.
Type: Publication
The newest report on the UBC cities' results to the CDP Cities Questionnaire 2018 takes a fresh look into what cities both globally and locally think about climate change mitigation and adaptation. In many ways, the cities of the Baltic Sea Region show smart climate leadership - yet, a more proactive approach to climate hazards and long-term risks is still needed in our cities.
Type: Publication
Presentation by Tiina Vikman from the City of Turku during the UBC Climate Resilience Webinar on 26.3.2019.
Type: Video
The UBC Climate Resilience Webinar was held on 26 March 2019. Agenda:
Type: Video
Current stormwater management practices consider just one unique solution, pipes. However, over the last decades, the conventional stormwater drainage has been proven insufficient to manage all impacts related to urban runoff. Cities all over the world are facing common challenges of increasing stormwater floods, and degradation of natural resources and infrastructure caused by climate change and…
Type: Publication