News for topic Green-governance

UBC Sustainable Cities visiting Brussels for the European Ocean Days

Published: 20 March 2024
The European Ocean Days in Brussels welcomed water-related projects, experts, businesses and policy makers. Within this event umbrella, a series of events were organized by different key actors in the field.

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.

Green governance in Tallinn: plastic reduction and public procurement

Published: 4 December 2023
The BALTIPLAST 2nd General Assembly had unfolded on 14-15 November 2023 during the Green Governance week in Tallinn, Estonia. The event was marked by active participation of the project partners in the co-creation discussions, workshops on the project solutions and shaping the upcoming pilots.

Design a plastic-reduction strategy and bring decision-makers on board

Published: 4 December 2023
The November edition of the UBC TALKS webinars hosted the experts and city representatives sharing insights on advancing sustainable practices in plastic waste management within the municipalities. The event featured examples from 3 cities: Västerås, Helsinki, and Tallinn, shedding light on strategies, challenges, and successful initiatives in managing plastic waste.

Invitation: International Green Governance Conference in Tallinn

Published: 15 November 2023
Join the event in Tallinn (or online): the conference "Driving change: empowering sustainability through green governance" will take place at Tallinn Creative Hub as part of Tallinn's Green Technology Week, on 16 November!

Interview with MEP Nils Torvalds on updating the Wastewater Treatment Directive

Published: 3 November 2023
Read the interview about the process of updating the Urban Wastewater Treatment Directive with the Member of European Parliament Mr Nils Torvalds: how this will influence the wastewater sector, and where the EMPEREST project comes in.

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.

Call for examples on green public procurement

Published: 12 October 2023
Transnational project ChemClimCircle is currently developing guidelines on procurement, and we launch a call for support! The project is looking for experiences of municipalities developing and setting criteria in the public procurements considering chemical, circular and climate aspects. For example, these procurements may be focused on: 

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!

Join the Urban Transitions Mission to facilitate your cities’ transition!

Published: 13 June 2023
The Urban Transition Mission, launched at COP26, opens a call for cities to accelerate clean energy urban solutions! The Mission aims to mobilise decision makers across all levels of government to prioritise climate-neutral and net-zero solutions enabled by clean energy and systemic innovation across all sectors and in urban governance.

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.