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Four meter high stacks on Stora torget in Karlstad, illustrating the climate impact of Karlstad residents. Photo: Karlstad municipality.
13 May 2024

Stacks are appearing all over Karlstad - on benches, on stairs and not least on Stora torget, where they are four meters high! The bars represent Karlstad residents' climate emissions in the areas of consumption, transportation, food and energy. The stacks will reappear every...

Lars Johansson on stage during Nordic Edge Expo in Stavanger. Pictured (from left): Eline Vigre (Advisor, Mission Cities Stavanger Kommune), Pieter Faber (Head of EU Office cities Northern Netherlands), Rolf Johnsen (Head of Climate & Energy, Aarhus Municipality, Denmark), and Lars Johansson (Coordinator for Climate Neutral Cities 2030, Viable Cities). Photo: Nordic Edge
8 May 2024

The mobilization around the Mission on Climate Neutral Cities is a movement across Europe. This week, Viable Cities has participated in talks and workshops in connection with the Nordic Edge Expo in Stavanger and contributed with perspectives on Multilevel Governance and co-benifits in...

Climate breakfast #36
8 May 2024

Climate transition investments can create both business opportunities and a more sustainable city. Research shows that climate investments can generate significant benefits, both direct economic gains and added value such as jobs, cleaner air and better health. During this Climate Breakfast, we dive into...

Warmth during a cold Stockholm Spring School 
2 May 2024

The room was full of warmth and energy during the Stockholm Spring School from April 24 to 26. This was appreciated by the participants, as the city did not show its most welcoming weather to the representatives from cities all over Europe. People from around 25...

DUT Management team at the DUT Conference 2024 in Brussels.
April 12, 2024

Viable Cities is on site in Brussels for the Driving Urban Transitions (DUT) partnership policy conference as well as the kickoff for the first 48 projects covering the transition pathways 15-minute Cities (15mC), Positive Energy Districts (PED) and Circular Urban...

Moon Landings to Cities Mission
11 April 2024

Viable Cities is, together with Sweden-US Green Transition Initiative and partners, exploring collaboration between Sweden, the European Union, and the United States, towards climate-neutral and smart cities globally.

NetZeroCities second call for Twin Cities is open
9 April 2024

As of 8 April, cities across the EU and countries associated with Horizon Europe are invited to apply to join the EU Cities Missions program to exchange and accelerate the climate transition. The call is open to cities that...

Municipal energy communities
27 March 2024

A ketchup effect that goes on a bit in secret. This is how one could describe what is currently happening in local energy landscapes around Sweden and the rest of Europe. Energy communities are here to stay and their potential is great. The question...

Photo: Caren Camiscia, University of Madrid
12 March 2024

An inspiration, partner and best ally. Last week, CitiES2030, a Spanish sibling to Viable Cities, awarded Olga Kordas a formal prize for the work of Viable Cities as a pioneer and inspiration for building the national platform for Spanish cities....

Call #14. Photo: Giu Vicente via Unsplash
6 March 2024

"Today we are opening the third call for proposals within the Climate Neutral Cities 2030 initiative - this call is an important step in our continued mobilization of Swedish cities to become climate neutral and sustainable by 2030," says Olga Kordas, Programme Manager Viable Cities.

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