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Viable Cities Working together towards climate neutral cities
16 February 2024

The door will soon open for more Swedish cities to mobilize for the mission of climate-neutral cities by 2030. In March, Viable Cities will open a new call to further accelerate the local transition journey and scale up the transition.

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Carl Larsson's painting 'Little Red Riding Hood and the Wolf in the Forest' is unmistakably Swedish.
15 February 2024

By combining behavioral research and fictional storytelling techniques, we are developing a model for engaging storytelling, the first version of which will be completed before the end of the year. At regular intervals Per writes about his reflections on storytelling as a tool, based on what is being done,...

Viable Cities gets a cousin in Romania - M100
1 February 2024

Viable Cities was the first in the EU as a national node for the urban climate transition. For some time, we have had cousins in Spain, CitiES2030, and in Ukraine, UniCities. Now Romania is joining forces with the M100 node, initially with three...

Repeat favorite: Filling the climate gap - part 2
19 December 2023

The Hammarby Sjöstad district in Stockholm aims to halve its climate impact by 2030 through a citizen-driven process developed by Sharing Cities Sweden in Stockholm, in collaboration with local stakeholders. But what do the citizens of Sjöstad and...

People walking and hanging out at Ribersborg beach during sunset. Västra Hamnen and Turning Torso are visible in the background. Photo: Werner Nystrand
12 December 2023

The City of Malmö is aiming to become climate neutral by 2030 and here we identified opportunities to create large biogenic carbon sinks to offset the emissions that cannot be avoided. A shift to renewable building materials would have the greatest impact when the need for...

The 2023 version of Climate City Contract 2030 was signed by the political leadership of the 23 cities and directors general from six government agencies and Viable Cities management on December 8. Photographer: Fredrik Persson
8 December 2023

With seven years left to achieve the mission of climate-neutral cities by 2030, radical implementation is required. 23 Swedish pioneering cities are currently engaged in a wide range of activities that contribute to the transition in different ways. On European Viable Cities Day, on 8...

Linköping named Europe's most innovative city
28 November 2023

The municipality of Linköping yesterday won the EU's iCapital Awards. This is the first time a Swedish city has won the award. The award is given to EU cities that solve societal and sustainability challenges through innovation in an exemplary way.

Repeat favourite: Filling the climate gap
27 November 2023

In a concrete and simple way, Örjan Svane, professor emeritus at KTH Royal Institute of Technology, describes the gap between efforts and climate targets and what can be done to bridge it. His starting point is the transition work in Hammarby sjöstad, Stockholm, which is driven by the local...

How do we create meaningful dialogue in a polarized era?
22 November 2023

When the state agency official opened the question and answer session, the atmosphere became aggressive and hostile. He had just moderated a panel discussion between representatives of political parties on the topic of norm shifts and racism. People in the audience hurled accusations of bias and surreptitious activism at the moderator....

8 November 2023

In connection with the world's largest conference for smart cities, Smart City Expo in Barcelona on November 7-9, the Urban Twin Transition Center is launched. In close cooperation with the Swedish Internet Foundation, Viable Cities, the University of Gothenburg and RISE, the initiative will help Swedish cities to become climate neutral.

Premiere of MOOC on climate transition of cities
30 October 2023

To really speed up the climate transition, many people need to understand, be engaged and be able to contribute. Lund University, in collaboration with Viable Cities, has now launched a Massive Online Open Course, MOOC: Cities, Climate and Change: Pathways and Opportunities.

Visuals for the Twinning program. The image belongs to NetCeroCities.
25 October 2023

In September, 40 so-called twin cities were selected for the NetZeroCities twin cities program - a new program within the framework of the EU's mission on climate neutral cities. Lund and Luleå are the two Swedish cities that have been selected and matched with pilot cities.

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