Päijät-Häme region is committed to ambitious goals on mitigating climate change. The aim is to reach carbon neutrality by the year 2030. This requires significant reductions of greenhouse gas emissions at all sectors as well as increasing carbon sinks.
Päijät-Häme region achieved a Hinku (Towards Carbon Neutral Municipalities) region status in 2019. The national Hinku network brings together forerunner municipalities and regions, which are committed to an 80% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions from 2007 levels by 2030. The network is coordinated by the Finnish Environment Institute.
Päijät-Häme Regional Council strives to achieve the climate goals together with municipalities and other stakeholders. Key stakeholders are presented in a regional climate coordination group. The actions needed to reach climate neutrality are described in the Climate Action Roadmap approved by the Regional Board in October 2020. The roadmap also addresses key issues related to climate change adaptation.
Climate Action Roadmap
Päijät-Häme Climate Roadmap includes the regional vision and concrete actions to reach climate neutrality. The actions towards climate neutrality are related to the following aims:
- We reduce energy consumption and related greenhouse gas emissions
- We reduce greenhouse gas emissions from transportation
- We implement the vision of Päijät-Häme Region Circular Economy Road Map
- We reduce GHG emissions from agriculture and increase carbon sinks
- We reduce GHG emissions from forestry and land use, and increase carbon sinks
- We promote climate issues as a central part of municipal decision making
- We work to improve climate change adaptation and resilience
Climate roadmap is a part of Canemure project that is funded by EU Life programme.
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