Lahti is a city of makers. A sustainable future calls for more actions, not just talk. Lahti is the European Green Capital 2021, where we are making the future together. In Lahti, we believe cities play a crucial role in solving environmental problems.
That’s why we take bold environmental actions every day and want to be a pioneer of sustainable, smart solutions.
See for yourself how we are moving towards our goals to become an ecological city.
In Lahti, we will:
· Cut CO2 emissions by 80% from 1990 levels by 2025.
· Be a carbon-neutral city by 2025.
· Be a waste-free and utterly circular economy by 2050.
· Protect nature and valuable freshwater and groundwater resources.
· Increase all sustainable urban mobility modes: walking, cycling, and public transportation.
Lahti European Green Capital 2021
Every year, the European Commission awards the title of European Green Capital to one European city that has a consistent record of achieving high environmental standards, is committed to ongoing and ambitious goals for further environmental improvement and sustainable development and can act as a role model to inspire other cities and promote best practices to all other European cities.
The City of Lahti is working on a comprehensive regional and international programme featuring both a range of events and various cooperation projects for its European Green Capital year 2021. Lahti’s Green Capital year contributes towards Finland's climate targets, promotes sustainable urban development and showcases the most advanced environmental solutions in Europe. Lahti has chosen carbon-neutral life, citizen engagement, circular economy as well as nature and water as the themes for the big year.