Jari Viinanen, City of Helsinki 14.-15.12.2011 City of Helsinki Climate Change Policy Helsinki:  600 000 inhabitants (Hels...
14.-15.12.2011 Jari Viinanen Strategies and initiatives  Goals Helsinki sustainable development action plan (Agenda 21) 20...
Greenhouse gas emissions (consumption) 14.-15.12.2011 Jari Viinanen Oma nimi xx.xx.2005 Reduction (baseline 1990) 2008: -1...
City of Helsinki faces challenge of climate change 14.-15.12.2011 Jari Viinanen <ul><li>Extreme weather, storm water manag...
Examples
Urban planning and land use Honkasuo: Eco-Efficient urban village  14.-15.12.2011 Jari Viinanen <ul><li>- with low-energy ...
Energy production –carbon free and renewable sources  14.-15.12.2011 Jari Viinanen <ul><li>Now: hydropower 107 MW, heat pu...
Energy production –district heating  14.-15.12.2011 Jari Viinanen <ul><li>Katri Vala: world’s largest heat pump plant, pro...
Viikki Environment House – The office building with the lowest energy consumption in Finland 14.-15.12.2011 Jari Viinanen ...
Climateinfo  -  Your travel guide to a low-carbon city  14.-15.12.2011 Jari Viinanen <ul><li>Climateinfo helps city reside...
The carbon neutral Harakka Nature Centre – New energy and experiences for children and other citizens 14.-15.12.2011 Jari ...
Promoting low-emissions transportation  14.-15.12.2011 Jari Viinanen <ul><li>City´s low-emissions criteria: </li></ul><ul>...
Other measures… 14.-15.12.2011 Jari Viinanen <ul><li>Energy-efficient renovation  –Pilots, the general manual for low-ener...
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Helsinki: Local climate policy solutions

  1. 1. Jari Viinanen, City of Helsinki 14.-15.12.2011 City of Helsinki Climate Change Policy Helsinki: 600 000 inhabitants (Helsinki region 1,3 milj.) Area 715 km 2 (land 214 km 2 )
  2. 2. 14.-15.12.2011 Jari Viinanen Strategies and initiatives Goals Helsinki sustainable development action plan (Agenda 21) 2002 GHG level of 1990 in 2010 City strategy 2009-2012 and Energy policy (City Council 2008) a) GHG reduction -20 % in total 1990- 2020 b) Share of renewable fuels in energy production 20 % (4 % in 2010) Covenant of Mayors 2009 GHG reduction 2020 -20 % Helsinki Metropolitan Area climate strategy 2007 GHG reduction -39 % per capita 1990- 2030 Green Digital Charter 2010 ICT GHG reduction 2030 -30% Carbon neutral energy production 2010 Helsinki Energy’s GHG reduction 2050 City environmental policy (draft) Carbon neutral future 2050 EUROCITIES Climate Change Declaration 2009 Climate network statement by the mayors of Helsinki, Espoo, Tampere, Vantaa, Turku and Oulu Joint projects
  3. 3. Greenhouse gas emissions (consumption) 14.-15.12.2011 Jari Viinanen Oma nimi xx.xx.2005 Reduction (baseline 1990) 2008: -14 % 2009: -13 % 2010: -10 % (per capita -25 %) Sustainable development action plan 2010
  4. 4. City of Helsinki faces challenge of climate change 14.-15.12.2011 Jari Viinanen <ul><li>Extreme weather, storm water management </li></ul><ul><li>Moisture damage to buildings </li></ul><ul><li>Securing energy distribution and the maintenance of telecommunication networks </li></ul><ul><li>Worsening air quality and </li></ul><ul><li>Increasing slippery road conditions </li></ul>
  5. 5. Examples
  6. 6. Urban planning and land use Honkasuo: Eco-Efficient urban village 14.-15.12.2011 Jari Viinanen <ul><li>- with low-energy construction </li></ul><ul><li>-using renewable energy </li></ul><ul><li>ecological aspects of structures, materials and building technology, solid wood </li></ul><ul><li>control of storm waters </li></ul><ul><li>low temperature district heating system </li></ul>
  7. 7. Energy production –carbon free and renewable sources 14.-15.12.2011 Jari Viinanen <ul><li>Now: hydropower 107 MW, heat pump 90 MW, wind, landfill gas, nuclear power </li></ul><ul><li>Studying possibilities how biomass could replace natural gas and coal (bio oils, bio coal, biomass gasifier) </li></ul><ul><li>Planning new wind power 500-1000 MW </li></ul><ul><li>Planning new multi-fuel power plan </li></ul><ul><li>Studying and planning new district heating systems ( low temperature district heating system, solar , geothermal energy) </li></ul><ul><li>Solar energy (heat, electricity) </li></ul><ul><li>C arbon dioxide capture </li></ul>
  8. 8. Energy production –district heating 14.-15.12.2011 Jari Viinanen <ul><li>Katri Vala: world’s largest heat pump plant, producing district heat and cooling from wastewater (90 MW of district heat, 60 MW of district cooling) </li></ul><ul><li>District cooling: 1. F ree cooling using seawater, 2. Absorption cooling, 3. Heat pump plant </li></ul>
  9. 9. Viikki Environment House – The office building with the lowest energy consumption in Finland 14.-15.12.2011 Jari Viinanen <ul><li>Total energy consumption A+ level (70 kWh/m 2 (electricity, cooling, heating and hot tap water) </li></ul><ul><li>The structures are energy-efficient (energy glass windows, thermal insulation) </li></ul><ul><li>Own r enewable energy production systems cater for about 20% of the building’s energy requirement </li></ul><ul><li>Rock cooling, wind power, solar panels </li></ul>
  10. 10. Climateinfo - Your travel guide to a low-carbon city 14.-15.12.2011 Jari Viinanen <ul><li>Climateinfo helps city residents and businesses reduce their carbon footprint. </li></ul><ul><li>It provides practical information and guidance </li></ul><ul><li>It organises events, theme nights and workshops together with companies, clubs and associations </li></ul>
  11. 11. The carbon neutral Harakka Nature Centre – New energy and experiences for children and other citizens 14.-15.12.2011 Jari Viinanen <ul><li>A small power plant with a nominal power of 4 kW </li></ul><ul><li>A solar power panel, a solar heat recovery system for tap water heating, Solar fans to support ventilation and heating, a solar grill </li></ul><ul><li>Air-to-air heat pumps </li></ul><ul><li>Saving energy ( Renovation and sealing of windows and doors) </li></ul><ul><li>Making energy consumption visible with real-time consumption gauges </li></ul><ul><li>The opportunity to learn about building-specific renewable energy solutions </li></ul><ul><li>A practical guide to renewable energy acquisitions </li></ul><ul><li>A renewable energy exhibition and website </li></ul><ul><li>Renewable energy as part of the nature school’s teaching packages </li></ul>
  12. 12. Promoting low-emissions transportation 14.-15.12.2011 Jari Viinanen <ul><li>City´s low-emissions criteria: </li></ul><ul><li>CO2 emissions of petrol and diesel vehicles must be below 100 g/km and their regulated emissions at the level of the Euro 5 standard </li></ul><ul><li>Gas and ethanol cars below 150 g/km (because these cars can use waste-based biofuels, such as ethanol and biogas) </li></ul><ul><li>All full-electric cars and full-electric micro-cars </li></ul><ul><li>Low-emissions vehicles can be parked at half price </li></ul><ul><li>More charging spaces for electric cars </li></ul><ul><li>The city setting an example </li></ul><ul><li>Only low-emissions buses and waste trucks in the environmental zone </li></ul>
  13. 13. Other measures… 14.-15.12.2011 Jari Viinanen <ul><li>Energy-efficient renovation –Pilots, the general manual for low-energy building for public premises in Helsinki was published in 2009 </li></ul><ul><li>2 % energy saving target per year to all city offices </li></ul><ul><li>Ventilation optimisation in public buildings cuts energy consumption 13 % </li></ul><ul><li>Eco-support - A network of more than 800 eco-supporters consisting of staff of the City of Helsinki </li></ul><ul><li>EcoCompass - Practical environmental tools for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) </li></ul><ul><li>Engaging city workers, residents and stakeholders to save energy in Helsinki </li></ul>

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