Programme, Lahti European Green Capital 2021
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With a population of 120,000 people, Lahti is a growing, vibrant city where bold environmental choices are made every day. Lahti is internationally acknowledged for its significant climate action and the leading environmental city in Finland. Lahti aims for climate neutrality by 2025 and has already cut its CO2 emissions by 70% from 1990 level.
Lahti combines the best of both worlds: a magnificent lake scenery, diverse nature and originality of a small town, yet the circular economy models, energy solutions and cleantech business opportunities of a major city. Lahti it is the Gateway to the Finnish Lakeland – the largest in Europe. Where in the world can you swim in a lake that is less than one kilometer from a city hall and market square and the water is basically pure enough to drink?
Lahti region is located less than an hour’s drive from Helsinki-Vantaa airport. It is easy to reach from all over the world without worrying about connecting flights from Helsinki to other parts of Finland.
The airport bus from Helsinki-Vantaa to Lahti takes 1 hour 20 minutes. Check the timetables online.
Lahti is located only 1 hour by train from Helsinki-Vantaa Airport. Check the train timetables online.
Once you arrive in the city, everything is within walking distance. The Lahti transport hub, venues, restaurants, shopping streets and most hotels are close at hand.