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Climate neutral Gävle 2030

Gävle municipality has an environmental strategy program with the goal of becoming climate neutral by 2035, including consumption-based emissions, and already has a comprehensive climate roadmap. In addition, Gävle will build one of Europe's most sustainable districts, Näringen. 

By joining Viable Cities, we want to take our existing sustainability work to the next level by creating system transformation together with the project consortium and other Viable Cities participants. Gävle has for a long time built up an organization and capacity around sustainability issues and has good conditions to deliver the objectives within Viable Cities where we are already well on our way regarding Climate City Contract, climate investment plan and innovation team. 

In addition to these objectives, we will work on three measures from our climate roadmap, Public transport as a hub for future sustainable mobility, Sustainability-assured planning and construction process, Create action competence for a climate-neutral municipality.

Project manager: Evelina Loberg

Total budget: SEK 11 131 922

Grant applied for: SEK 4 995 146

Start date: 2021-10-01

End date: 2024-09-30

Partners: Municipality of Gävle, Gävle Innovation Hub, Gavlegårdarna, Gävle Energi, Gavlefastigheter, Gästrike Återvinnare, Region Gävleborg, University of Gävle, Microsoft, Svalna, FPX.

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Gävle is part of the NetZeroCities 112 Mission Cities, selected since 2022 to pioneer the EU Cities Mission. 

Since 2023, Gävle is part of the second cohort of pilot cities from twenty-one EU Member States and Horizon 2020 associated countries selected to launch unprecedented climate action through the NetZeroCities Pilot Cities program.

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