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Agreements and Commitments

Vaasa has committed itself to several international, national and regional projects and agreements aimed at reducing the strain on the environment and increasing energy efficiency.

Covenant of Mayors

On 1st December 2014, the Mayor of Vaasa, authorised by the City Board, signed the pledge of the European Union’s Covenant of Mayors, committing to increasing energy efficiency and the use of renewable energy sources in its area. The minimum target of the pledge is to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 20% by 2020. Read more:



Vaasa has set a tough target; a carbon neutral city in 2035. The target relates to the energy and climate programme, which has been approved by the City Council.

To reach the goal Vaasa has to increase the use of renewable energy and improve the energy services in the residential areas. The programme also aims at increasing the awareness of energy and climate matters. Read more:


Growth Agreement

Vaasa has been chosen to the growth agreement 2016–2018, which is a part of the Finnish government programme. The agreement was signed in June 2016. Read more: