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.
Helsinki-Uusimaa is one of six European Entrepreneurial Regions (EER) in 2022. The preparations for this theme year have commenced under the guidance of the management at the Helsinki-Uusimaa Regional Council.
Mr Markku Markkula, the chairman of the Helsinki-Uusimaa Regional Board has been appointed the Finnish Ambassador for the Covenant of Mayors. The Covenant of Mayors was launched in 2008 by the European Commission.
Mr Eero Venäläinen, Development Manager at the Helsinki-Uusimaa Regional Council has been appointed Head of the Helsinki EU Office from the beginning of April.