The European Commission has chosen the Helsinki-Uusimaa Region to be one of the participating regions in the EU Mission Adaptation to Climate Change. This is one of five EU Missions altogether. They are a new way to deliver concrete solutions by 2030 to some of our greatest challenges.
The EU Circular Cities and Regions Initiative is furthering the circular economy across European cities and regions. The European Commission has selected the Helsinki-Uusimaa Region as one of the CCRI Pilot Regions. We can now truly develop our transition processes at the front.
It is a great honour for us to organize the 27th CPMR Baltic Sea Commission General Assembly in Helsinki, Finland on 26-27 September 2022. The General Assembly is a key event for CPMR members to discuss various policy areas like transport, energy, climate, maritime issues and the impact of the invasion of Ukraine on Arctic cooperation.
According to current plans, the Trans-European Transport Network TEN-T will cover the entire continent by 2050. New outlines for the network are being drawn right now, and the European Council and Parliament are processing a regulation proposal. According to the view of the Helsinki-Uusimaa Regional Council, developing the network means strengthening the connectivity and competitiveness of our Region. However, the regulation proposal also includes some strict and challenging quality criteria.
A new expert group on metropolitan climate challenge is being established in connection to METREX (The Network of European Metropolitan Regions and Areas) and it invites planners across Europe to cooperate on how metropolitan spatial planning can contribute to reaching climate targets.
The Helsinki-Uusimaa Region has applied to be one of the pioneers implementing both the EU Mission Adaptation to Climate Change and the EU Circular Cities & Regions Initiative with the focus on furthering circular systemic solutions.
In recent years, the population growth has pushed Finnish cities, as many other cities globally, to set ambitious housing targets. With the new opportunities available to improve the built environment, will buildings of the future still be remnants of the past?
The European Innovation Council (EIC) GreenHouse Gas programme and Helsinki-Uusimaa Region have launched a joint co-creation initiative.
Helsinki-Uusimaa came second in the ranking of the fDi Intelligence's Top 10 mid-sized European regions of the future 2022/23 when comparing the attraction of foreign investments. We have particularly high results in the category of economic potential, as well as in human capital and lifestyle.
The chairpersons of the Finnish Regional Management Committees announce that regional cooperation projects with Russia have been suspended for now, the cause being the country's war of aggression against Ukraine.