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Sustainable Helsinki

What kind of progress has Helsinki made in the implementation of sustainable development goals? These pages provide information about the City’s successes and areas of development alike.

Sustainable Helsinki

What kind of progress has Helsinki made in the implementation of sustainable development goals? These pages provide information about the City’s successes and areas of development alike.

Cities shape a sustainable future

In 2015, 193 countries in the UN General Assembly voted to adopt the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

Helsinki wants to be a city at the forefront of sustainable development, now and in the future, and is strongly committed to sustainability – including social, ecological, economic and cultural sustainability. For each of these, we want to take concrete action to demonstrate our will and ambition to do better.

Juhana Vartiainen
Mayor of Helsinki

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28.05.2024

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Borrow beach litter analysis equipment from the library and spend a day at the beach

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Circular Vuosaari event at Vuosaari House on 23 May

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