Tampere’s story is one of changes, and the city has reinvented itself repeatedly. Beginning as the cradle of Finnish industrialisation, moving onto being an ICT hub and home for Nokia and finally transforming into a developing smart city, Tampere has come a long way to become one of the most advanced cities in northern Europe, while keeping its clean urban nature. Tampere is not only Finland’s third largest city with its 241 000 inhabitants, it is also the Sauna capital of the world.
Carbon-neutral Tampere 2030
Tampere aims to be carbon neutral by 2030. The city's climate actions have been compiled into the Carbon Neutral Tampere 2030 Roadmap. The roadmap includes 236 actions under six themes: urban planning, mobility, construction, energy, consumption and nature. The city supports industrial renewal, accelerated by the green transition, and the potential of the circular economy.
Tampere will draw up a comprehensive circular economy plan for the city in the beginning of 2022. Some interesting initiatives in circularity in Tampere include, for example a model for partnerships in circular economy, new circular public procurement procedures, and co-operation methods in street construction. Tampere is also diving deep into the circularity of buildings and closing the loop for concrete structures. There are also several projects on development of jobs in the circular economy in the Tampere region.