Review on international Green Governance conference in Tallinn

International conference “DRIVING CHANGE: EMPOWERING SUSTAINABILITY THROUGH GREEN GOVERNANCE” took place on November 16, 2023 in Tallinn, Estonia. The City of Tallinn is the European Green Capital 2023 and it has made Green Governance a top priority.

The aim was to unite cities from the Baltic Sea Region and beyond, fostering the exchange of best practices and discussions on the challenges of transitioning to green governance.

The Green Public Procurement was the central theme of the conference. It has the vital role in implementing green governance and promoting sustainable consumption and production. Local governments possess significant potential to achieve sustainability goals through their procurement processes, particularly by ensuring they are not just climate-neutral but also circular and free from harmful toxins. During the event, the first-ever NonHazCity Award for tox-free, circular and climate-neutral buildings and building processes at municipalities was launched. Nominations can be submitted here:

The event aimed to bring together local authorities, business actors and all the other individuals who were interested in green governance topics. It provided  valuable networking opportunities for Green Cities, facilitating collaboration and mutual learning.

The recording of the conference can be accessed here:



This event was organised by the City of Tallinn, Stockholm Environment Institute Tallinn Centre and Baltic Environmental Forum Estonia and it´s part of the Tallinn Greentech Week programme.