Solutions for 1,5°C World.

Fighting against climate crisis is like conducting an orchestra. And like playing a symphony, impactful climate solutions can only be done together. In solving the climate crisis, though, playing according to old notes is not enough – a new approach and cooperation is needed from all of us. Halting global warming below 1.5°C requires urgent and massive CO2 emission reductions, as well as lifestyle changes.

Smart & Clean was a world leading community building impactful climate solutions for systemic challenges. The foundation’s five-year operating period ended on 30th June 2021. New types of mobility, energy, housing and circular economy solutions mitigate climate change while providing new business opportunities for the companies involved. Helsinki metropolitan cities, businesses and the research community have been building multi stakeholder ecosystems to accelerate the transition.

The world’s wicked challenges are solved locally in cities, but their impact is global.

Cities have the means to solve climate challenges locally and make an impact globally. Tackling urban emissions means reducing both locally produced and consumption based CO2 emissions.

Both public and private sectors need to invest into new solutions. Just to achieve the EU’s new 55% emission reduction target by 2030, additional (annual) €350 billion investments are needed.

We are lucky to have the needed education, technology, and trust in Helsinki to make a systemic change together in public-private ecosystems.