News for topic Climate-change

Baltic Cities Bulletin "Towards green and just transition"

Published: 17 May 2024
Our Sustainable Cities Commission co-created the spring 2024 edition of the Baltic Cities Bulletin under the topic "Towards green and just transition"!

Cities shaping Climate Action Decision Support Tool together

Published: 19 March 2024
Climate-4-CAST: the project involving 20 municipalitiesThe Climate-4-CAST project (A Climate Action Decision Support Tool to accelerate cities’ progress towards climate neutrality

Interreg has a lot to offer for cities in the region

Published: 29 February 2024
On 27 February 2024, our Secretariat had a pleasure of arranging a special edition of the UBC TAKLS webinar series – together with the Interreg Baltic Sea Region Programme! This webinar focused on funding for innovative and climate-smart cities, presenting the open call for funding and the thematic priorities of the Programme 2021-2027, which has put cities into the core of its activities.

Innovative collaborations accelerate Malmö's journey to climate neutrality

Published: 8 November 2023
Malmö, a leading city in sustainable development, has undertaken a determined path towards achieving carbon neutrality by 2030. With ambitious targets, agile roadmaps, and strategic partnerships, the city is not only focused on climate neutrality but also ensuring an inclusive, just and equitable climate transition.

Kemi – City of Snowman

Published: 8 November 2023
Kemi provides an Environmental Handbook for companies, and the Snowman – for everyone, as a figurehead for the tourism of the Lapland as a whole, and City of Kemi in particular.

New projects on green mobility and climate neutrality

Published: 8 November 2023
Two new projects have begun in our Secretariat, where we look into achieving climate-neutrality: green mobility and climate budgeting process in the municipalities.

UBC members demonstrating dedication and commitment to CDP disclosure

Published: 7 November 2023
The 2023 CDP disclosure period has marked a continued commitment to environmental transparency within the Union of the Baltic Cities. 14 cities stepped forward to publicly disclose their environmental data.

UBC General Conference in Palanga: support to Ukraine and climate actions

Published: 2 November 2023
The XVII UBC General Conference took place on 24-26 October 2023 in the beautiful coastal city of Palanga in Lithuania. Our Commission organised a workshop on the EU Cities Mission, in addition to the networking event within the programme.

Strategic directions and concrete actions at the EUSBSR 14th Annual Forum

Published: 11 October 2023
The EUSBSR Annual Forum in Riga brought most valuable insights, best practices, and strategic discussions on the legacy and future of our region. Here are the highlights from our Commission!

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.

Urban planning decisions to achieve climate neutrality in our cities

Published: 8 August 2023
Welcome to the Commission meeting “Revitalizing urban space connected to the Sea”! We will explore how Turku is working toward climate neutrality in 2029, with an ambitious roadmap which calls for a comprehensive strategy, including, among others, revitalization of urban spaces.

CDP launches the 2023 disclosure cycle!

Published: 20 April 2023
The CDP-ICLEI Track for 2023 is now open, providing an opportunity for cities to disclose climate and environmental data. This year, once again, local authorities around the world are invited to participate and report their progress towards achieving sustainability goals between April and 25 July.