Sustainable development

The City of Helsinki invests strongly in ecological, social, cultural and economic sustainability and we are committed to realising the goals of the UN’s Agenda 2030 for Sustainable Development. We take every opportunity available to us to bolster non-discrimination, equality and opportunities for participation in our city. We also have pledged to become carbon neutral by the year 2030.

Man stands at the shore and looks at the sea in the Nordic archipelago.
Children are playing around a tree at summer.
Photo: Jussi Hellsten

United Nations Sustainable Development Goals

From a global perspective, Helsinki is making substantial progress in sustainable development. The implementation of many of the UN’s 2030 Sustainable Development Goals is well underway. Helsinki was the first city in Europe to commit to voluntarily reporting its progress towards the achievement of the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals.

Read the summary of the latest From Agenda to Action report on the Sustainable Helsinki website(Link leads to external service)