Climate Cube

Accelerating climate change is a most urgent challenge for cities today. It is on the local level the Paris agreement will be implemented. The session will report on how emissions of GHG are reduced from buildings, traffic and services. The mapping of renewable energy resources on the local level proves a series of possibilities for cities to provide for themselves.

Connected to goal 7, 11 and 13.

An important component will be how international cooperation within the EU project Climate KIC and Baltic Sea region-wide projects promoted by Council of Baltic Sea States (CBSS), Union of Baltic Cities (UBC) and Baltic University Programme (BUP) will support local authorities.


1.00 pm  Welcome, The Climate Change
Lars Rydén, Baltic University Programme, Uppsala University

1.15 EU Strategy for Baltic Sea region Horizontal Action Climate
Krista Kampus, Council of Baltic Sea States, CBSS, Stockholm

1.30 Europe Climate KIC (Knowledge Innovation Competence)
Brian Kilkelly, Climate KIC, London

1.45 The Baltic University Programme, BUP - University cooperation in the Baltic Sea region
Lars Rydén, Baltic University Programme, Uppsala University

2.00 Union of Baltic Cities, What can cities do?
Björn Grönholm, UBC Sustainable Cities Commission

2.15 The Private Sector’s work to combat Climate Change - Cooperation with Cities and Universities
Ulrika Hotopp, Sustainability Manager, Stakeholder Management, E.ON Sweden

2.30 Coffee/Tea break

3.00 Cases of success (each case 15 minutes)
Case 1: City of Lahti, Finland, Ms Saara Vauramo
Case 2: City of Tartu, Estonia, Mr Raimond Tamm
Case 3: City of Karlskrona, Sweden, Mr Sven-Olof Pettersson


4.00 Panel - Success factors for Climate work; discussion and questions

5.00 End of Session

Date: 1 December, 1.00 pm - 5.00 pm

For more information contact:

Lars Rydén


The Baltic University Programme

Geocentre, Uppsala University

Villvägen 16, 752 36 Uppsala, Sweden

Phone: +46 18 471 18 38

Cell phone +46 70 426 88 32