Climate action in Tampere
Climate change is a global crisis. Most of the consumption and use of energy takes place in cities. Cities are responsible for countless of daily decisions that either reduce or increase emissions.
Tampere aims to be climate neutral by 2030. This means that Tampere will reduce its greenhouse gas emissions by 80 per cent compared to 1990 levels and that the remaining 20 per cent will be compensated by increasing carbon sinks, such as forests and green areas.
The City’s climate actions have been gathered into the Carbon Neutral Tampere 2030 Roadmap. Cities can show the way to climate-friendly solutions and enable sustainable ways of living, energy use and mobility.
We invite all residents, businesses, and communities to be involved. Climate-neutral Tampere is made together.
Carbon Neutral Tampere 2030 Roadmap Guides Towards a Sustainable City
The Carbon Neutral Tampere 2030 Roadmap brings together the city’s climate actions. The roadmap includes 305 actions under seven themes: coordination and monitoring of the city’s climate efforts, urban planning, mobility, construction, energy, consumption and nature.
According to the roadmap impact assessment, the city’s actions will achieve a 73 % reduction in emissions by 2030. However, it has not yet been possible to assess the impact of all actions. Keep in mind that climate actions have many other benefits as well, such as they can bring economic savings and better health to people.
Climate and Environmental Policy unit and Sustainable Tampere 2030 program created the roadmap together with the city’s service areas, various departments, public utilities, and city’s companies. The City Board approved the roadmap first on August 31, 2020. The roadmap is updated once every two years, the latest update approved on October 3, 2022.
Climate Partnership – Together Towards Carbon Neutrality
The goal of the Tampere Region Climate Partnership is to involve companies, associations, and communities in pursuing a carbon-neutral Tampere.
Climate partners commit to the climate goals of the city by identifying their key emissions and deciding to reduce them. Partners define their organization’s climate actions and goals related to climate change mitigation.
Climate partners meet regularly at networking events, such as breakfast meetings and the annual Tampere Region Climate Forum. Through the climate partnership, companies and communities gain visibility and awareness of their climate actions, as well as guidelines and tools for climate work.
Tampere's climat budget combines climate work with the city's budget and financial statements. It will be used to monitor the progress towards the climate neutrality target and the adequacy of implemented measures. At the same time, the goal of climate neutrality becomes more concrete in the annual budget. The climate budget provides information for decision-making and increases transparency for residents.
Tampere's climate budget consists of two parts:
- The climate emissions budget, and
- the financial plan for climate actions.
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