The Environment Centre is the municipal authority of environmental protection and conservation in Espoo. A large part of its work deals with the granting and monitoring of various permits concerning environmental impact. Another task is to provide information about environmental issues to the city, its companies and residents. The key goal of operations is to ensure the viability of the environment in Espoo for generations to come.
Energy and climate issues
Climate change is a global problem that also concerns those of us living in Espoo. Find out what you can do and what the city is doing to mitigate climate change.
Environmental control serves both companies and residents. You can contact environmental control in issues such as applying for a permit; environmental damage; illegal rubbish dumps; noise, smoke or dust pollution; water piping or exemption from the water supply and sewerage.
Nature in Espoo
Nature is important for those living in Espoo. Few cities can take pride in such forests as we have in the wilderness of Nuuksio, not to mention our dozens of lakes and beautiful seashores. The Environment Centre strives to protect valuable natural sites and the habitats of endangered species, as well as serve as an expert authority in facilitating the consideration of environmental issues in the city’s land use planning.
Awareness of the environmental impact of one’s own choices is improved through environmental education. In addition to knowledge, personal experiences and actions are important. They enhance a personal relationship with nature and motivate individuals to make environmentally responsible choices in their own life. The goal is to transform the values, skills, knowledge and habits of individuals and communities so that they comply with sustainable development.