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Swedish and Spanish cities with a joint Development Statement: Development Declaration for the Cities Mission: Upscaling the EU Cities Mission - European cities and platforms joining hands
June 27, 2024

The fourteen Swedish and Spanish cities among 112 European Mission cities have created a joint declaration for the EU Cities Mission - Development Declaration for the Cities Mission: Upscaling the EU Cities Mission - European cities and platforms joining hands. The aim is to...

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  • Stockholm Environment Institute
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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.

Climate Breakfast 32: Driving competitiveness through the climate transition
25 October 2023

Competitive businesses in climate-neutral cities - how do we accelerate collaboration between municipalities andbusiness? The role of companies in the climate transition has become increasingly high on the agenda in Sweden and internationally. Viable Cities is therefore investing in the Climate Competitiveness initiative in 2023 to accelerate collaboration between municipalities -business...

At the Viable Cities General Assembly in October 2023, members discussed the strategic development of the program.
5 October 2023

Within Viable Cities, today, in 2023, a growing number of cities are mobilizing together with a wide range of stakeholders to accelerate the local transition journey to climate-neutral and sustainable communities. The mobilization takes place at several levels simultaneously - local, regional, national and international....

Climate neutral Örebro
September 4, 2023

Halved electricity consumption, the opportunity for district heating to contribute with negative emissions and a citizens' assembly - a lot is happening in Örebro! Last week, the Viable Cities program office visited the Climate Neutral Örebro kick-off.

Sustainability becomes standard
25 August 2023

Successful projects and pilot projects in municipalities are not scaled up. It is more chance than structure that makes projects continue, and it is often down to a single enthusiast to make it happen. How can we move away from this?

Viable Cities Civic engagement in the city
3 July 2023

We are organizing 2 sessions, and partnering for a day at the Sustainability Arena at Teaterskeppet. We are looking forward to the sessions that have broad representation from political leaders in cities, key actors from national government agencies, the European Commission and our sister program in Spain CitiES2030. Together...

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