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Index reveals the importance of digital progress in times of crisis

Index reveals the importance of digital progress in times of crisis

The Digital Economy and Society Index monitors Europe’s overall digital performance and tracks the progress of EU countries with respect to their digital competitiveness.

City of Lahti launches personal carbon trading scheme

City of Lahti launches personal carbon trading scheme

The free mobile CitiCap app automatically tracks a means of transport used and allows citizens in the Finnish city to benefit from reducing their own mobility emissions.

Tampere draws up urban tree policy

Tampere draws up urban tree policy

The guidelines are based on several of the Finnish city’s strategic goals, programmes, policies and operating models, including its aim to be carbon neutral by 2030.

Finnish cities collaborate on circular economy operating model

Finnish cities collaborate on circular economy operating model

Tampere, Espoo and Turku aim to create a model where cities, businesses, research organisations and citizens can develop neighbourhoods in line with circular economy principles.

Helsinki lays down €1m global challenge for sustainable heating solutions

Helsinki lays down €1m global challenge for sustainable heating solutions

The Finnish capital is inviting innovators to come up with "game-changing" ideas for the future of urban heating which can be implemented in Helsinki but shared around the world.

Helsinki invites 'speedy experiments' to help clean up Baltic Sea

Helsinki invites 'speedy experiments' to help clean up Baltic Sea

Companies, start-ups and research groups are invited to submit ideas that prevent plastic waste in the Helsinki area to support the Baltic Sea Challenge.

Zero pedestrian fatalities in Helsinki traffic in 2019

Zero pedestrian fatalities in Helsinki traffic in 2019

The Finnish capital has improved traffic safety in the city through a range of measures including increased traffic control and reducing speed limits.

Tampere launches carbon footprint calculator

Tampere launches carbon footprint calculator

The calculator aims to allow users to find a route and check how much their carbon footprint would be affected by using public transport, cycling or walking, compared to driving.

21 European cities selected for Bloomberg 'high impact' digital services programme

21 European cities selected for Bloomberg 'high impact' digital services programme

The Bloomberg Philanthropies initiative aims to help the cities deliver "high impact" digital services and share lessons learned with the rest of the world.

Helsinki launches three new projects to 'rethink urban housing'

Helsinki launches three new projects to 'rethink urban housing'

The city is launching three new projects within the Re-thinking Urban Housing programme which seeks to improve the quality and appeal of flats as housing through customised solutions.