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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 boosts its green city brand with a new campaign website and videohttps://www.lahti.fi/en/latest-updates/news/lahti-boosts-its-green-city-brand-with-a-new-campaign-website-and-videoLahti boosts its green city brand with a new campaign website and video5/22/2018 2:50:00 PM
Highly eutrophic Lake Kymijärvi to be restored using a new methodhttps://www.lahti.fi/en/latest-updates/news/highly-eutrophic-lake-kymijärvi-to-be-restored-using-a-new-methodHighly eutrophic Lake Kymijärvi to be restored using a new method5/21/2018 6:00:00 AM
Wastewater UV disinfection has led to major improvements in the condition of Porvoonjoki riverhttps://www.lahti.fi/en/latest-updates/news/wastewater-uv-disinfection-has-led-to-major-improvements-in-the-condition-of-porvoonjoki-riverWastewater UV disinfection has led to major improvements in the condition of Porvoonjoki river5/4/2018 12:28:00 PM
Recovery of domestic waste has remained high in Lahtihttps://www.lahti.fi/en/latest-updates/news/recovery-of-domestic-waste-has-remained-high-in-lahtiRecovery of domestic waste has remained high in Lahti5/3/2018 10:50:00 PM
Lahti is shortlisted for the European Green Capital Award 2020https://www.lahti.fi/en/latest-updates/news/lahti-is-shortlisted-for-the-european-green-capital-2020Lahti is shortlisted for the European Green Capital Award 20204/18/2018 11:50:00 AM
Lahti tackles springtime air pollution by removing sand and binding dusthttps://www.lahti.fi/en/latest-updates/news/lahti-tackles-springtime-air-pollution-by-removing-sand-and-binding-dustLahti tackles springtime air pollution by removing sand and binding dust4/15/2018 4:40:00 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 into half from 1990 level by 2025
  • 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 neutral 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.