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Lappeenranta has been chosen as the Climate Capital of Finland by WWF in 2014 and 2016. Local and Regional Government Finland has awarded the city of Lappeenranta for its laudable climate actions in 2016 as well. In 2017, Lappeenranta proceeded, as the first city in the world, to utilize exclusively EKOenergy certified electricity and acquire only biogas and electric cars. Separate collection of plastic has been awarded by the Finnish Association of Municipal Engineering in 2018.

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Cycling City

of the Year


Carbon dioxide emissions down by


Among the

18 best cities

in the Earth Hour City Challenge by WWF

 Sammonlahti School is the first school in Finland to have received the Eco-Schools Green Flag award and the environmental certificate granted by the Okka Foundation

Neo-Carbon Energy is the most extensive

renewable energy research project in the history of Finland,

with 100% emission-free energy

Bioverno, the world’s first

second-generation biorefinery, began operations in


Kaukaan Voima’s biopower plant

is one of Finland’s largest

users of biofuels


constructed stormwater wetlands

for restoring the Pien-Saimaa lake region

Finland’s first and

largest inland wind farm,

21 MW

The Muukko wind farm

produces enough electricity to heat more than


detached houses

More than

70% of district heating

is CO2-free

Lappeenranta uses


renewable electricity



of Finland’s solar power plants

are located in Lappeenranta


of Lappeenranta’s district heat is produced at

Kaukaan Voima’s biopower plant


collection points for biodegradable and reusable waste

8 manned waste transfer stations


less emissions

by 2030

Skinnarila has Finland’s 

greenest campus


Sustainable Campus

Excellence Award

275 km 

of bicycle paths


40% of

Finland’s energy research and

education takes place at LUT

Public transportation

grew in 2010–2014

by 17%


Earth Hour Capital



The world’s first city to switch to EKOenergy-certified electricity

In 2016, the installation of solar panels increased by



of all waste in Lappeenranta is recycled

Lappeenranta has

the highest number of

solar panels per resident

of any city in Finland