A Call for Mayors: Finnish cities are inviting their global counterparts to take climate action

Cities worldwide have the power to change the course of climate crisis. This is why MuniFin has – together with the Finnish Ministry of the Environment – produced a video series in which the mayors of the cities of Helsinki, Lahti and Kouvola challenge other cities to join them in climate action.

In these videos the mayors Jan Vapaavuori of Helsinki, Pekka Timonen of Lahti and Marita Toikka of Kouvola describe the climate actions their cities are taking to fight climate change. They aim to encourage cities worldwide to take practical steps towards low carbon society – each step is important, and it is crucial that every city starts taking them right now.

The videos coincide with Finland’s Presidency of the Council of the EU in the latter half of 2019 and the UN Climate Action Summit in New York City.