Helsinki-Uusimaa Regional Programme
The Helsinki-Uusimaa Regional Programme 2.0 includes a vision for 2050 and strategic priorities for 2018–2021.
The Programme is carried out with the help of a more detailed, and annual Implementation Plan.
Helsinki-Uusimaa advanced its timetable for carbon neutralityHelsinki-Uusimaa shows the way, and aims to be a carbon neutral region by the year 2035. The Helsinki-Uusimaa Regional Assembly approved of this challenging goal in December 2017, as a part of the Regional Programme.
This ambitious goal challenges the municipalities to quick measures in order to slow down climate change. Changes are needed in both energy production and consumption. Smart and financially sustainable solutions are used in creating a low carbon and ecological region.
Vision 2050: Helsinki Region – Cool & the Most Vibrant Region in Europe
The Helsinki-Uusimaa Region of the future aims to be cool, and the most vibrant region in Europe.
Cool reflects to climate-awareness, tourism growth and a positive atmosphere. Vibrancy stems from active, energetic and enterprising inhabitants, and technological business pioneers.
Three strategic priorities are used to fulfill the vision. Choices are made and actions are taken to create a climate-aware and diverse region offering competence and wellbeing for its inhabitants, and hosting successful and responsible businesses.
The strategic priorities for 2018–2021:
- Human Wellbeing and Competence
- Successful and Responsible Business
- Climate-aware and Diverse Region
The municipalitices of Helsinki-Uusimaa, the Government Administration as well as the entrepreneurial and the educational sector will take account of the Helsinki-Uusimaa Regional Programme in their own programmes, financial decisions and projects.
The Regional Programme is a steering instrument for the regional development and the allocation of regional resources. It was built in active cooperation between The Helsinki-Uusimaa Regional Council and The Centre for Economic Development, Transport and the Environment for Uusimaa (ELY), along with municipalities, business life, universities, research institutes and organisations.
The Implementation Plan is drawn up annually. The Plan outlines the actors for individual projects and preliminary project budgets stated in the Regional Programme. The Plan is constantly updated in a consultation process involving the key stakeholders in the region, and the partners responsible for each project.