Turku is a city on the southwest coast of Finland, at the mouth of the Aura River in the region of Southwest Finland (Varsinais-Suomi). It is a regional capital and a vital business and cultural center. Turku has a population of 190000, increasing at 0.9% per annum, making it the sixth largest city in Finland. There over 330,192 inhabitants living in the Turku sub-region, ranking it the third largest urban area in Finland.
Turku is a trendsetter in Smart Mobility
As the first CIVITAS city in Finland, Turku has become an internationally noticed flagship city of sustainable solutions. The aim of Turku is to become carbon neutral by 2029 and Smart Mobility plays an important role in this process. Mobility in 2029 will consist primarily of walking, cycling, electric public transport and sharing of vehicles. Mobility has also become a service. All these themes were further developed in a four-year CIVITAS ECCENTRIC project funded by the EU’s Horizon 2020 programme.
The 100 cities selected to the Mission program should act as experimentation hubs and pave the way to enable all cities in Europe to reach climate-
Upper secondary school student Aisha Abudu, 17, took part in a Fridays for Future demonstration in Turku a couple of years ago, in
The Missions are a new element of the EU’s research and innovation framework programme Horizon Europe.
To meet the 1.5 degree warming limit target set by the Paris Climate Agreement, the CDP has tightened previous city-level standards and conditions
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The Green City Accord is a new European Commission initiative whose purpose is to encourage cities to take environmental action.
ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability is a global network committed to sustainable urban development.
Due to the covid-19 situation and cancellation of the Award Ceremony of 4 March at European Parliament, European Commissioner for Energy Ka
According to Development Manager Risto Veivo, responsible for developing climate policy, the process of advancing the carbon neutr
– Reaching the goals of the Paris Agreement depends mostly on the actions of the cities, urban areas and local operators.
The agreement was signed on Monday 28 January 2019 by EIB Vice-President Alexander Stubb and Mayor of the City of Turku Mi
The vast ICLEI World Congress in Montreal started on Wed 19 June
On Monday 11 June, Turku City Council is going to decide on a Climate Plan that will help with reaching the objective of carbon neutrality.
Consumption-based emissions—the so-called indirect emissions associated with food choices, travel habits, supply chains and many more activities that keep cities running but are not directly tied to local production—are proving to be the blind spot of current mitigation efforts.
Read Marion Guenard´s article in ICLEI´s CityTalk blog