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From agenda to action – local implementation of the UN Sustainable Development Goals in Helsinki

The City of Helsinki wants to be among the leading cities in the local implementation of global responsibility. This article describes how the Helsinki City Strategy is linked with the UN Sustainable Development Goals and how the city promotes and monitors the realisation of the goals.

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Quarterly 2/2019 |  06/25/2019Esa Nikunen

What is Helsinki doing to fight climate change?

The summer of 2018 was exceptionally hot in Finland. Also in Helsinki, an increasing number of people became acutely aware of climate change. After the summer, the attention was turned more towards the City: what is Helsinki doing to mitigate climate change?

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Environmental awareness is at a good level, but actions do not always reflect attitudes

Cities have adopted an active role in influencing global environmental issues and climate change. Consequently, the opinions of city residents and their consumption patterns and choices are important as cities steer their activities in a more ecological direction.

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Helsinki - a compact green city

This article analyses and explains how the creation and role of public green space in Helsinki has evolved since the 1990s and contrasts this development with that of London.

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