The climate crisis is the most crucial challenge of our time, and cities have a key role in driving the shift to a low-carbon economy. Helsinki is one of the leading cities in the transition towards a sustainable future, with the goal of becoming carbon-neutral by 2035. But there is an issue to overcome. Currently, more than half of the city’s heat is produced with coal. In order to achieve carbon-neutrality, we need radically new solutions to meet Helsinki’s heat demand. And we are not alone. To fight climate change, sustainable heating solutions are needed in cities all over the world. Heating not just beyond coal, but also beyond burning biomass.
That is why we have launched the Helsinki Energy Challenge. A global one-million-euro challenge competition to answer the question: How can we decarbonise the heating of Helsinki, using as little biomass as possible?
Mayor of Helsinki Jan Vapaavuori will open the broadcast.
Other speakers: Laura Uuttu-Deschryvere, Project Director of Helsinki Energy Challenge and Kaisa-Reeta Koskinen, Project Director of Carbon Neutral Helsinki.
More information: www.energychallenge.hel.fi