The city of Lappeenranta
carbon neutral by 2030!
Emissions need to be reduced rapidly. Achieving the goals of the Paris Agreement and limiting the increase of global average temperature to 1.5 degrees requires quick decisions.
Lappeenranta aims to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 80%. 20% of carbon sinks and offsets are also required for carbon neutrality. Carbon neutrality means that the combined GHG emissions of the city's sources, sinks and offsets is zero. Carbon sink is a solution with which carbon is binded permanently to a soil, forest or swamp, for example. Offset means solutions in which emissions can be reduced outside the city area, or the production of renewable energy beyond what is necessary.
The preparation of the new climate program can be followed on this site.
Greenhouse gas weekly report