Sustainable Espoo development programme

Espoo’s sustainable development work involves developing, testing and implementing sustainable urban solutions of the future together with partners and residents. The goal is a safe, healthy and smooth daily life in a carbon-neutral city.

As part of the SDG Cities Leadership Platform, the City of Espoo is committed to achieving the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2025. To achieve this goal, the city will work together with companies and other partners to create solutions that will serve as examples of a carbon-neutral urban lifestyle of the future.

Development work, experiments and cooperation related to the Sustainable Espoo programme are primarily carried out in projects enabled by external funding. The projects help us find solutions that facilitate the daily life of Espoo residents and promote, for example, low-carbon mobility, clean energy and circular economy or tackle the future challenges of a smart city. The goal is to find local solutions for solving global challenges. 

The current council term 2021–2025 is the third one for the Sustainable Espoo programme. Cross-administrative development programmes are one of the key means of implementing the city’s strategy, the Espoo Story.

Objectives set by the City Council for the Sustainable Espoo programme 2021–2025 (in Finnish).

Review of the Sustainable Espoo Programme 2017–2021.