Turku is a vibrant growth centre of the Baltic Sea region, in which the high quality municipal services as well as education and cultural supply and the versatile economic structure combine. The Turku concern is the largest employer in the area with over 12,000 skilled professional employees. This attractive and charismatic city with universities will boldly regenerate and grow, with the aim of sustainably promoting the residents’ quality of life as well as business life.

Turku’s climate targets are at the cutting edge of the world and the greenhouse gas emissions of the city area have already been significantly reduced. By the year 2040 Turku aims to be carbon neutral, with ambitious climate and environmental policy measures to be undertaken to achieve this. The key measures are to increase renewable energy, improve energy efficiency, and to reduce traffic emissions e.g. by developing public transport and improving the urban structure.

Urban areas produce over 70 percent of the planet’s greenhouse gas emissions. The solutions developed in urban areas are very important in controlling the climate change. In Turku the city and traffic are developed in wide comprehensive wholes with the environmental perspectives always taken into account. Digitalization and the latest smart solutions are always tapped into in the development work. Through its choices Turku wants to be a model city of good practices also internationally.