Espoo is a pioneer and one of 25 the cities taking part the UN’s SDG City leadership programme. Furthermore, in February 2018, Espoo signed the Covenant of Mayors 2030 commitment to reduce the city’s greenhouse gas emissions by 40% by 2030.

Espoo’s overarching sustainability objective is to reach carbon neutrality by 2030, including fossil-free district heating, and to reduce its per capita emissions by 60% by the same date, compared to 1990. “Sustainable Espoo,” the city’s development programme for the 2017-2021 council term, sets out the city’s strategy to implement actions towards carbon-neutrality by 2030.

You can follow the progress of the work from a bird's eye view through the feed produced by webcams set up on the site.

District

Kera

Leppävaara

Espoonlahti

Topics

Solutions for positive energy blocks

E-mobility

User engagement

Smart business/governance models

Goals
  • Carbon neutral by 2030;

  • Reduce resident-specific emissions 60% by 2030 compared with 1990 levels;

  • Reduce total greenhouse gas emissions by 20% from 1990 levels by 2020; 28% reduction in GHG emissions per capita by 2020;

  • Continue being the most sustainable city in Europe;

  • In 2018, Espoo also signed the Covenant of Mayors 2030 commitment to reduce the city's greenhouse gas emissions by 40% by 2030.

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