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Dear Friends,
Type: Environmental Bulletin
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The Local Agenda 21 Good Practice Review is the third publication of the Success Factors in Local Environmental Policy for Local Agenda 21 and EU Enlargement in the Baltic Sea Region Project (SUFA Project, 2000 – 2001), which is a common project of the Union of the Baltic Cities, International Council for Local Environmental Initiatives and Åbo Akademi University. In addition to the project…
Type: Publication
In the Union of the Baltic Cities, we have worked together for more than a decade now. During that time, the amount of our members has more than tripled: from 32 founding cities in 1991 to the current number of 101 member cities. There are good reasons for this great interest. One important factor is, that in our work practical cooperation aiming at mutual benefit has always been essential. We…
Type: Publication
Dear UBC Friends! After ten years of intensive work in the Union of the Baltic Cities, I am now stepping aside from the position of UBC President. With gratitude I can tell you that these years have been exciting and eventful! We have experienced so much positive development in the Baltic Sea Region. It has been extremely stimulating to be part of the co-operation and closely follow the region’s…
Type: Environmental Bulletin
Topic:
The Success Factors for Local Agenda 21 in the Baltic Sea Region is a publication of the Success Factors in Local Environmental Policy for Local Agenda 21 and EU Enlargement in the Baltic Sea Region.
Type: Publication
The Human Resources Review is the second publication of the Success Factors in Local Environmental Policy for Local Agenda 21 and EU Enlargement in the Baltic Sea Region Project (SUFA Project, 2000-2001), which is a common project of the UBC, ICLEI and Åbo Akademi University. In addition to the project partners, the project is co-funded by the European Commission DG Environment, Finnish Ministry…
Type: Publication
It is with great pleasure that I am able to write this editorial for the Union of the Baltic Cities’ Environment Bulletin. In my wide and varied experiences over the years, it has been very clear to me that the countries and municipalities of the Nordic countries have led the way in many areas of environmental policy and protection, the same has been true with regards to sustainable development.
Type: Environmental Bulletin
Topic:
Dear UBC Friends, my city, the city of Klaipeda, is just finalising Municipal Environmental Auditing (MEA). It took us a lot of work to carry out the process, but I believe that the results are worth it. We now have solid information of the environmental performance of our city, and pro- posals for improvements given by external experts. These recommendations will hopefully be useful for us when…
Type: Environmental Bulletin
Topic:
European Dialogue on Local Agenda 21, 18-19 May 2000 in Turku, Finland, the Baltic Roundtable on Local Environmental Policy gathered together forty representatives of environmental ministries, European Commission, and local authorities and their networks for dialogue on advancing local environmental policy and sustainable development in the Baltic Sea Region. As all the levels, i.e., local,…
Type: Publication
The General Conference of the Union of the Baltic Cities made a very good decision:in Stockholm: it approved the UBC Local Agenda 21 Action Program. This decision means that work for sustainable development is among the highest priorities of our organisation.
Type: Environmental Bulletin
Topic:
Dear UBC Friends Some months ago it was my city’s great pleasure to host the First Regional European Sustainable Cities and Towns Conference, the Baltic Local Agenda 21 - Health and Sustainable Cities Conference. Many of you came to Turku then and together the four hundred of us turned this conference into a milestone event in international co-operation for a sustainable Baltic Sea Region and…
Type: Environmental Bulletin
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The Baltic Sea Region has changed dramati cally in recent years. It can well be described as a kind of geopolitical laboratory where we have tried to heal the wounds of the past. I think that we have been successful in our endeavours. The region has developed rapidly both in eco- nomic and social terms. Yet much remains to be done. A social and economic fault line is a fact in the Baltic Sea…
Type: Environmental Bulletin
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At the UBC TALKS webinar on 24 November 2020 "Ensuring water safety from hazardous substances" we talked about ways to improve addressing hazardous substances in the wastewater treatment process, how to tackle industrial discharges into the municipal wastewater treatment line, and discussed best ways to raise awareness of citizens regarding their role in this cycle. Presentations available
Type: Video
Topic: Water
This webinar was held by EC Network in co-operation with UBC Sustainable Cities Commission 08.09.2022
Type: Video
Topic: Energy