Zero Emissions Day On September 21

Everyday choices made by ordinary people hold the key to our efforts to reduce emissions and find more sustainable solutions. Zero Emissions Day has been designed to give the world a break from fossil fuels and to raise awareness about the harm caused by carbon emissions. The goal is to engage people towards more climate-friendly choices in their personal life. Zero Emissions Day was launched in Nova Scotia, Canada in 2008. CLC began organising the event in Finland in 2017.

In 2021, CLC’s member organisations can participate in the Zero Emissions Day following ways: 

  1. By participating to the EU Climate Pact event virtually, organised by CLC and the City of Lahti
  2. By organising An Hour for the Climate discussions within the teams
  3. By having campaigns and challenges with their networks


Otaniemi Upper Secondary School will organise a live-streamed event, which can be followed around the country in Lukema’s Youtube channel at 10:00-11:30 (EET). 

Examples and experiences on climate-friendly HR policy

Several CLC member organizations emphasize the climate perspective in their staff travel instructions, company car policies and other guidelines. Tips and best practices from the CLC member organizations will be shared on the Zero Emissions Day. We also challenge other companies to implement climate-friendly policies and practices in their own organizations.

Campaigns and challenges

Just like in previous years (2018, 2019, 2020), CLC member organisations implement their own campaigns, challenges and competitions for their stakeholders such as customers and employees.

See here the campaigns for 2021.



The day is a good opportunity for each of us to think what we can do to reduce harmful carbon emissions. Climate Leadership Coalition invites all organisations to celebrate Zero Emissions Day and organise campaigns for their staff, customers and other stakeholders.

In addition, we will collaborate with schools, cities and sports organisations.

In 2021, Zero Emissions Day will be Tuesday and the EU Climate Pact event is live at 13:00-15:00 (EET) . The event is streamed on Youtube, City of Lahti’s channel.