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The Carbon Neutral Municipalities project

The Carbon Neutral Municipalities project brings municipalities, businesses, citizens and experts together to create and carry out solutions to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The municipalities involved are committed to reduce greenhouse gas emissions more extensively and rapidly than EU targets and schedules would require. The project aims to create solutions that have economic and social benefits as well as environmental advantages.

Businesses, residents, municipalities and experts in cooperation

The municipal authorities, business representatives, local residents, research institutes and experts work together to devise and tailor new cost-effective solutions to reduce emissions, especially in the contexts of transportation, housing and food. Information about the consequent new tools and ideas are publicised in Finland and internationally.

Emission reduction target: -80 % CO2

As the project was launched in 2008, five municipalities were committed to an 80 % reduction in greenhouse gas emissions from the level of 2007 by 2030. Since then, tens new municipalities have made the same commitment. The project is coordinated by the Finnish Environment Institute. A large group of companies and experts are involved as partners.

Local authorities offered possibility to take part in extensive joint procurement of electric and natural gas-powered cars

Press release 2017-12-19
Local authorities have the possibility to join Finland's largest joint procurement of cars powered by electricity and natural gas. The goal of the joint procurement by the Finnish Environment Institute SYKE and KL-Kuntahankinnat Oy is to promote an increase proportion of greener cars on Finnish roads by significantly increasing the number of cars powered by electricity and natural gas. More
 

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