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About Fisu Network

Fisu (Finnish Sustainable Communities) is a network of Finnish municipalities committed to working towards becoming green house gas emission free and waste free and curbing overconsumption by 2050.

The municipality, businesses and other local operators build a common vision and roadmap to achieving these goals. They identify new ways of working and cooperation. The idea is to strengthen the municipal and regional economy, to create jobs and to promote sustainable wellbeing.

Action, information and specialist help

At the moment, there are 11 municipalities in the Fisu network: Forssa, Hyvinkää, Ii, Joensuu, Jyväskylä, Kuopio, Lahti, Lappeenranta, Riihimäki, Turku and Vaasa. The network is coordinated by the Finnish Environment Institute SYKE and Motiva, which together form a service centre in support of the Fisu municipalities. The service centre conveys topical information and competence to the municipalities and other interest groups and promotes the Fisu network on national media and in events related to the theme.

The operations of the Fisu network are guided by an advisory board made up from the cooperation partners, such as Sitra, Motiva, SYKE, The Association of Finnish Local and Regional Authorities, the Ministry of the Environment, the Ministry of Employment and the Economy, the Ministry of Transport and Communications, and the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, as well as the representatives of the network municipalities. The advisory board makes decisions regarding the development and rules of the operations of the network and approves new members based on a separately agreed application procedure.