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Lahti – Your environmental city

Renewable energy, waste-management and circular economy number among Lahti’s environmental strengths. The impressive strategic environmental targets prove that the whole city is committed to promoting sustainable urban development.
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Lahti Pelicans joins environmental co-operation Pelicans joins environmental co-operation2/7/2019 1:00:00 PM
Lahti boldly implements its environmental goals boldly implements its environmental goals10/23/2018 5:20:00 AM
Lahti participates in the 2021 European Green Capital Award participates in the 2021 European Green Capital Award10/8/2018 5:00:00 AM
Forest for health use planned in Lahti for health use planned in Lahti6/14/2018 12:00:00 PM

With a population of 120,000, Lahti is a growing, vibrant city where environmental choices are made every day. Lahti combines the best of both worlds: a magnificent lake scenery, diverse nature and originality of a small town, yet the public transport, energy solutions and cleantech business opportunities of a major city.

The City of Lahti has a vision to thrive internationally as a bold environmental city for people and businesses! The strategic environmental targets of Lahti are:

  • To cut the CO2 emissions 70% from 1990 level by 2030
  • To be a climate neutral and resilient city by 2040
  • To be a waste-free and complete circular economy city by 2050
  • To protect nature and valuable freshwater and groundwater resources
  • To increase all sustainable urban mobility modes: walking, cycling, public transportation

In 2016, Lahti also joined the Finnish Sustainable Communities Network (FISU) and committed to working towards becoming carbon-free and waste-free, and curbing over-consumption by 2050.

Green Lahti video series

Green City Lahti video series present the internationally recognized green city and what it offers to its residents.