Julia 2030 proceeds
Joint climate work
The Julia 2030 project involves HSY, six municipalities of the Helsinki region, and the Finnish Environment Institute. The project aims to demonstrate how public sector services can reduce greenhouse gas emissions by improving the use of premises and energy efficiency in procurement, and also reducing the region's carbon emissions resulting from waste disposal.
Urban residents are encouraged to reduce carbon emissions through their mobility options, and waste-prevention measures.
New tools to reduce carbon emissions
The Climate Strategy for the Helsinki Metropolitan Area for 2030 defines the main means of mitigation. Based on this, the Julia 2030 project introduces new, simple tools and practices for reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Policies will be developed cooperatively in the Helsinki region over city borders. Calculation tools will be used to measure the impact of different ways of reduction carbon emissions.
Adaptation to climate change
The common climate change adaptation strategy for the cities of the Helsinki Region will be devised within the Julia 2030 project. The bulk of the work is identifying the regional climate impacts and defining the actions to anticipate the effects. In addition, there will be an assessment of the costs of climate change impacts and adaptation for the region.
Adaptation to climate change refers to the means and procedures to prepare for and adapt to climate change impacts. Adaptation can reduce adverse effects or produce benefit from eventual advantages. Cities are already prepared, on one hand, to weather variability and its extreme phenomena, and on the other hand, to remedy sudden weather damage. Adaptation to climate change is therefore not a new thing. Yet, the changing climate may be different from what people are used to: rainy, windy, drier, hotter, or even unpredictable and therefore requiring a new kind of action.