The Helsinki-Uusimaa Regional Council has two main tasks: Regional Development and Regional Land Use Planning. We are responsible for the preparation of regional development programmes and land use plans for Helsinki-Uusimaa. These tasks are legally defined. In their own actions, local and national government authorities are meant to take account of the plans and programmes approved by our Regional Assembly.
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.