The Helsinki-Uusimaa Regional Council is participating in the Finnish Environment Institute’s CANEMURE project, promoting actions to mitigate climate change. CANEMURE stands for “Towards Carbon Neutral Municipalities and Regions in Finland”. 22 organisations are participating in this six-year EU project: municipalities and municipal organisations, research institutions and companies.
The aim of the project is to promote smart and low-carbon transport, increase the production of distributed renewable energy and improve the energy efficiency of buildings. In addition, processes creating a sustainable urban structure and the conditions for low-carbon production and consumption are supported.
Apart from the Finnish Environment Institute, main project partners are Tampere University, Natural Resources Institute Finland and the Finnish Meteorological Institute. In total, the budget is 15.3 million euros. The EU Life programme stands for most of the funding; i.e. 9.1 million euros.
Roadmap for climate neutral Helsinki-Uusimaa 2035 with clear objectives
In this project, the role of the Helsinki-Uusimaa Regional Council is to promote regional cooperation and create a roadmap for a climate neutral Helsinki-Uusimaa 2035, as to reach the national objectives for climate change. We influence the decision-making in the region, also promoting climate awareness.
The road map means flexible networking between the cities and municipalities in the region, also including companies and other actors. The successes of our co-development and pilot projects are put together into a flexibly updated roadmap to be used on a larger scale.
Municipalities have the key roles in pilot projects implementing for instance projects for climate smart building, solutions for two-way district heating and methods for public cleantech acquisitions. Participating projects come from Helsinki, Hyvinkää, Lohja and Porvoo .
The aim in Helsinki-Uusimaa is also to clarify the climate change policy of regional actors, and to find and select a common direction. In this project, as when establishing networks, our most important partners are the Helsinki-Uusimaa Centre for Economic Development, Transport and the Environment ELY and the Helsinki Region Environmental Services Authority HSY.
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.
This page was last updated: 22.4.2022