Strategy is a primary tool for leadership in cities and municipalities. In the City of Lahti, strategy outlines the development as an environmental city that continues to take responsibility for a good environment and for strengthening environmental responsibility.
In the strategy of Hollola, responsibility is featured as a core value.
The award-winning Päijät-Häme circular economy roadmap into 2030, developed jointly by the municipalities, the Lahti University of Applied Sciences and the Regional Council of Päijät-Häme, is based on the region’s existing strengths and guides the municipalities’ activities.
In all of Finland, Lahti has been a model student in the smart use of resources, and in 2017 the municipality joined Circular economy forerunners network. Lahti has prepared a new Environmental programme, which will also become a roadmap of resource wisdom into 2050. In the long run, the Environmental programme aims for zero emissions and zero waste as well as a sustainable level of consumption. The programme’s milestones will be 2022 and 2030, where the targets will be set.