News for topic Biodiversity

Sustainable revitalisation of Turku areas

Published: 21 September 2023
Mid-September is the perfect time to visit Turku, an ambitiously smart and sustainable city in Finland, working towards reaching carbon neutrality already in 2029. Turku is built around the river Aura – but what’s more important (at least where the international cooperation is concerned), it also stands on the shores of the Baltic Sea. Like in many other cities, for a long time Turku citizens have had a limited access to the sea due to different industries and port activities.

The annual CDP report for 2021 is finally here

Published: 1 April 2022
The report of 2021 looks into another successful year of UBC-CDP cooperation, as we follow the paths of 21 UBC member cities to climate goals 2030.

Resource intelligence in City of Kemi, Finland

Published: 7 December 2021
How to establish an allotment garden through the resource wisdom perspective? City of Kemi, in cooperation with Lapland UAS, prepared a material package as a guide for city and municipal decision-makers, planners and area users to become a resource intelligence operator.

Invitation to join Green City Accord initiative

Published: 3 December 2021
While the EU’s policies over the years have led to significant progress in improving the environment, and in raising standards across the EU Member States, many environmental challenges still prevail. With more than 70% of the EU’s population currently living in urban areas, cities are critical to meeting the EU's environmental objectives and in helping the EU to become a more sustainable region.

Valmiera – a new member of Sustainable Cities Commission

Published: 10 February 2021
Valmiera – the evergreen city

Environmental campaign “Clean beach” visits the Kotlin Island

Published: 6 October 2020
Awareness and environmental education is getting a primary role as a measure to mitigate littering of the marine environment as a consequence of coastal tourism and public recreation. It’s been recognized as an appropriate tool to raise public awareness and attract attention to the problem, inspiring new actors, e.g. local authorities, to join the measures to prevent littering of the marine environment.

How can we eat a park? – Urban farming in Kemi

Published: 14 May 2020
The City of Kemi develops urban farming – planning an edible park and aiming to discover the possibilities the edible park could offer the townspeople.