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UBC SCC Secretariat published the Annual report 2023 describing the activities of the Commission throughout the past year. The report includes the highlights from the implementation of the UBC Sustainability Action Programme 2030, updates from the running projects, and glimpses from the key regional events.
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The interviews were taken at the UBC Planning and Sustainable Cities Commissions' meeting in Turku, Finland, on 14 September 2023.
Type: Video
The interviews were taken at the UBC Planning and Sustainable Cities Commissions' meeting in Turku, Finland, on 14 September 2023.
Type: Video
The UBC TALKS webinar on 28 November 2023 focused on one of the most pressing challenges the cities are facing – the plastic pollution. The discussion on addressing it through the strategies and action plans took place in the framework of BALTIPLAST project, with HAW Hamburg introducing the plastic threat, and three cities - Västerås, Helsinki and Tallinn - sharing experiences from solving it!
Type: Video
Dear UBC colleagues, This autumn has been very active in terms of new openings and exchange with our member cities on the important topic of climate change, and we are very happy to share with you some of the latest news regarding our joint activities supporting cities climate actions! 
Type: eBulletin
Interview with Elina Rantanen, Deputy Mayor of Turku and 1st Vice-President of the Union of the Baltic Cities. Recorded at the UBC Planning & Sustainable Cities Commission meeting "Revitalizing urban space connected to the Sea" (13–15 September 2023 in Turku, Finland)
Type: Video
Dear UBC colleagues, Summer has finally arrived even in Turku, and everyone is busy to finalise tasks before the holidays start. We hope that you find a moment to read about what the UBC Sustainable Cities Commission has been up to in the past month and, more importantly, what is awaiting you and us after the summer break!
Type: eBulletin
The UBC TALKS webinar on 30 May 2023 focused on revitalising urban spaces from the holistic perspective of sustainable urban planning. This webinar was organised in connection with the UBC Planning & Sustainable Cities Commission meeting (13-15 September 2023 in Turku) to provide a basis and inspiration for the upcoming discussions.
Type: Video
Dear UBC colleagues, The first quarter of 2023 is almost over already, and we sincerely hope that you are all well and safe! Our year here at the UBC SCC Secretariat started with busy preparations for the 2nd call of the Interreg Baltic Sea Region Programme in mid-March, where we succeeded to submit one proposal as a lead partner and two others as project partner, together with numerous UBC…
Type: eBulletin
UBC SCC Secretariat has prepared the first Annual report summarising the activities of the Commission throughout the year 2022. It is the first report of its kind and will be further used to follow on the progress of the implementation of the UBC Sustainability Action Programme 2022–2030.
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The UBC TALKS webinar on 28 March 2023 on the role of local authorities on the large macroregional arena – what regional organisations can do to support BSR cities on their paths to sustainability, regional cohesion, and climate neutrality.
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Why is everyone talking about PFAS, and how to address the presence of hazardous substances in the environment? Dr. Ulrike Braun from German Environment Agency and Lotta Ruokanen from HELCOM - Baltic Marine Environment Protection Commission answer these questions, so you know more what to expect from the EMPEREST project!
Type: Video
Topic: Water
Is your plan to step up your actions to achieve and sustain climate neutrality and positivity? Would you like to get access to free, scalable, robust and holistic tools to help monitor and showcase your achievements, and compare your result with your peer cities? You can achieve all the above and even more by joining fellow UBC cities disclosing environmental data through CDP-ICLEI Track!
Type: Video
The UBC TALKS webinar on 29 November 2022 looked into how cities can successfully work on the UN 2030 Agenda. The webinar shared best practices on localising Sustainable Development Goals and benefits of getting involved in a Voluntary Local Review process.
Type: Video
Dear UBC colleagues, It can be hard to grasp that this year is already slowly coming to an end, and the world today is not the same as it was in the beginning of 2022. The pressing uncertainty can endanger democracies, but to quote a speaker at this year’s EUSBSR Annual Forum in Lappeenranta, “the Baltic Sea Region has incredible potential for renewable energies, stable democracies – let’s make…
Type: eBulletin
The UBC TALKS webinar on 25 October 2022 focused on the 100 Cities Mission and how UBC member cities included in this number plan to reach climate neutrality.
Type: Video
The EUCF info session in Finnish was organized in co-operation with FCG. The info session was recorded on 7.9.2022.
Type: Video
Topic: Energy
This webinar was held by EC Network in co-operation with UBC Sustainable Cities Commission 08.09.2022
Type: Video
Topic: Energy
This webinar was held by EC Network in co-operation with UBC Sustainable Cities Commission 08.09.2022.
Type: Publication
Topic: Energy
The webinar was held 05.07.2022 by Ekodoma in cooperation with UBC SCC.
Type: Publication
Topic: Energy
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
Leaflet with the core topics of UBC SCC and what we offer for your city.
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Dear UBC colleagues,
Type: eBulletin
The EU has set an ambitious goal of becoming climate-neutral by 2050. Achieving this will require efforts on all fronts and governance levels from national to local. Even though cities are vulnerable to the effects of climate change, they are also uniquely positioned to take a leadership role in both mitigating and adapting to its effects. In 2021, the Union of the Baltic Cities has launched the…
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