Cities globally produce 70% of all greenhouse gas emissions. Helsinki is taking great steps with its people and businesses to make the city carbon neutral.
This goal is supported by the mySMARTLife project, which includes an experiment with autonomous electric bus and encourages and provides advice to housing associations in Merihaka to become more energy efficient.
The project is implemented by City of Helsinki, Helen Oy, Forum Virium Helsinki Oy, Metropolia Polytechnic, VTT Technical Research Center and Fourdeg Oy and Salusfin Oy. The European Commission has granted a € 18 million funding for a joint project in 2017-2022. The budget for the Helsinki measures is € 5.6 million. The project also includes the cities of Hamburg and Nantes.