“In Finland, cities are working together with the national government to reach the ambitious goal of climate neutrality, the world’s first fossil-free welfare society by 2035.”
With these words, Jukka Mäkelä, the Mayor of Espoo in Finland, opened the third and final day of Eurocities annual conference. The European Union is set to achieve the zero-emissions target by 2050, but Espoo and other Finnish cities plan to get there 15 years earlier.
“The transformation toward sustainability is the best and only business for modern companies, and cities can support it by functioning as living labs where new sustainable solutions are developed,” said Mäkelä. “We can only reach climate neutrality when all political levels work towards the same goal,” he added.
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