Publications

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Integrated Management – Towards Local and Regional Sustainability gives a short introduction to a model, an integrated management system (IMS), showing how cities and regions can integrate sustainability aspects in their management practices.
Type: Publication
Integroitu johtaminen – Kohti paikallista ja alueellista kestävää kehitystä esittelee lyhyesti integroidun johtamisjärjestelmän (IJJ, engl. Integrated Management System, IMS), jonka avulla kunnat ja seutukunnat voivat yhdistää kestävän kehityksen piirteitä hallintokäytäntöihinsä.
Type: Publication
The UBC Good Practices Database was developed to answer to the need of local authorities to find practical examples complemented with suitable tools. The practices cover sustainable development in cities including all topics from transport to health and from social aspects to economic instruments - all dimensions of the Aalborg Commitments. (The Database was archived)
Type: Toolkit
Stakeholder involvement processes need to be tailored according to the needs of the local authorities, yet consisting of good basic principles of participatory democracy. The process is transparent and inclusive. It supports the decision-making, offers feedback immediately and makes decisions more binding. The understanding of complicated issues and conflicting arguments increases. The overall…
Type: Publication
Stakeholder involvement processes need to be tailored according to the needs of the local authorities, yet consisting of good basic principles of participatory democracy. The process is transparent and inclusive. It supports the decision-making, offers feedback immediately and makes decisions more binding. The understanding of complicated issues and conflicting arguments increases. The overall…
Type: Toolkit
It is our great privilege to live here, in the Baltic Sea Region. However, we are living in a very unique and fragile ecosystem and this privilege entails us to manage here in a responsible and sustainable manner.
Type: Environmental Bulletin
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Climate change is increasingly at the heart of energy policy and technology development. It is therefore presenting an unprecedented challenge, but also an opportunity for Baltic Sea region in terms of its capacity and interest to innovations and low carbon technology deployment.
Type: Environmental Bulletin
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The 20th century was the period of unprecedented economic development in the world, great fall of colo- nialism and totalitarian systems. However, it took place at the expense of depletion of non-renewable sources of fossil fuels, metal ores and destruction of Earth’s natural wealth. It became commonly known at the end of the 20th century that the human being, in his uncontrollable expansion,…
Type: Environmental Bulletin
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Integrated Solutions for Sustainability Management in the Baltic Cities. A toolkit supporting local authorities to develop an organisational unit to ensure sustainable city development.    
Type: Publication
Urban sustainable development requires resources, skills, understanding, good communication and commitment, and most of all and organizational structure to manage the efforts. The URBANworks-toolkit that was developed in Integrated Solutions for Sustainability Management in Baltic Cities, SUSTAINMENT, during 2006-2007, supports the development and the establishment of a sustainability management…
Type: Toolkit
As people travel to buy goods and use services, they generate traffic. It is the ordinary day-to-day activities of urban residents - going to the shops, visiting the dentist or attending school - that generate traffic. Many cities face a multitude of challenges related to these activities, congestion, noise, air quality issues, health, safety, quality of life and the problem with a multitude of…
Type: Toolkit
Topic: Mobility
Water binds together the populations of the cities around the Baltic Sea. This has been the case throughout history and now the cooperation is being further developed. Closer ties are emerging through contacts between countries, through the many different joint projects and the positive spirit of cooperation that are in the process of being consolidated.
Type: Environmental Bulletin
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Cities and urban areas play a central role in the wellbeing of European citizens, since eighty percent live in urban areas. Cities are a major source of prosperity. They are propellers of growth that radiate vitality far into the surrounding rural areas. The competitiveness of cities is a prerequisite for the European Union's success in global competition.
Type: Environmental Bulletin
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Type: Environmental Bulletin
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The New Hansa of Sustainable Ports and Cities was a joint project of 18 ports, cities and other partners from all sides of the Baltic Sea. The project aimed at ecologically, socially and economically sustainable ports in the Baltic Sea region. As a result of this successful project, a Memorandum of Understanding on Sustainable Port and Maritime Policy for the Baltic Sea Region was signed and…
Type: Publication
Type: Environmental Bulletin
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This document provides guidance to carry out a Peer Review of the Eco-Management and Audit Scheme (EMAS) implementation in municipalities across the European Union.
Type: Publication
Type: Environmental Bulletin
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Type: Environmental Bulletin
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The TBestC (Transferring Best Solutions between Towns and Cities) – project aims at transferring Good Practices between five city pairs in the Baltic Sea Region, through study visits and close co-operation between the cities. The project will be carried out during 2003-2004. The project cities are not appointed in before hand so the project started with the Launch seminar in Kaunas where 60 city…
Type: Publication
Viable Economies for Baltic Cities A crucial factor for sustainable development in cities is the economy. At the same time, economic prosperity in longer term is only possible by strongly taking into account and cherishing the environmental and social basis.
Type: Environmental Bulletin
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Local Action from Johannesburg to Baltic Cities
Type: Environmental Bulletin
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