Tallinn has been recognized by the European Commission as the European Green Capital 2023. As one of the best-preserved medieval cities in Europe and a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Tallinn is characterized by a diverse and mosaic nature of its landscapes and communities, which also serve as habitats for rare species. Tallinn’s strengths are its holistic approach, free public transport, brownfield reconversion and green ambassadorship. Among the areas of the green capital, Tallinn has good indicators regarding air quality, nature protection and biodiversity, but the city has greater challenges in the areas of sustainable mobility and the circular economy. You can read about Tallinn’s journey to the European Green Capital 2023 and its activities for a greener urban environment on the Green Capital website. Tallinn has joined:
Partner has described their sustainability principles on their website.
Arriving to Tallinn
Tallinn Airport has the Responsible Business Index (2020), ISO14001 certification and contributes to the UN Sustainable Development Goals. In addition, Tallinn Airport plans to be carbon neutral by 2035.
The Port of Tallinn is certified with the Responsible Business Index (2019) and contributes to the UN Sustainable Development Goals.
Half of the trains in Elron, which organises passenger transport by rail, are environmentally friendly electric trains, and the company favors to outsource services from companies with an environmental management system.
By 2035, Tallinn's public transport plans to have only electric buses and trams in its fleet. By 2025, all diesel buses will be removed
Tallinn city centre is compact, which means there are short, walkable distances between sights, hotels and meeting places. This minimises the event organiser’s need to hire transport for delegates, since visitors can easily walk between locations.
The public transport in Tallinn is varied, which allows even longer distances to be travelled quickly and conveniently.
The opportunity to put your hands to work and make something yourself, can be useful for the doer, the environment and the community. Many Estonian designers have integrated recycling into their creations and are ready to involve guests in their workshops.