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Climate neutral Järfälla 2030

Climate-neutral Järfälla wave 2

Järfälla will be at the forefront of environmental and climate work and the municipality is growing with thousands of planned homes and workplaces. The major urban development projects underway create both challenges and opportunities to make smart, sustainable choices for a climate-neutral municipality right from the start.

Järfälla's carbon budget states that the municipality must reduce greenhouse gas emissions from transport and buildings by 10-15% per year, which places high demands on smart mobility solutions and climate-neutral construction in the municipality. To achieve this, we need in-depth knowledge about mobility and climate-neutral construction, how to use existing resources in the smartest way, strengthen citizen engagement and create a driving force for transition in accordance with the carbon budget.

In this initiative, we investigate how sustainable mobility, resource efficiency, digitalization and urban planning can contribute to climate neutrality in Järfälla and other future urban development projects.

Project managers: Ida Bohman and Sara Olsson

Total budget: SEK 9 897 500

Grant requested: SEK 4 948 750

Start date: 2021-10-01

End date: 2024-09-30

Partners: Järfälla Municipality, Barkaby Science, E.ON, Skanska, KTH.

Climate-neutral Barkabystaden wave 1

In Barkarbystaden in Järfälla, a completely new district is emerging, with thousands of planned homes and workplaces. Large urban development projects create both challenges and opportunities to make smart, sustainable choices for a climate-neutral district from the start. 

Järfälla's carbon budget states that the municipality must reduce greenhouse gas emissions from transport and buildings by 10-15% per year, which places high demands on smart mobility solutions and climate-neutral construction in Barkarbystaden. To achieve this, we need in-depth knowledge and an action plan for how the district should be planned for climate neutrality and what is required to strengthen citizen engagement and create a driving force for transition in accordance with the carbon budget.

In this project, we take a holistic approach to climate-neutral urban development and examine how modern mobility, digitalization and urban planning can contribute to climate neutrality in Barkarbystaden as well as in future urban development projects.

Project manager: Ida Bohman, Järfälla municipality

Partners: Järfälla Municipality, Barkarby Science, NCC, ÅF, Södertörn University and E.ON.

Total budget: SEK 6 001 256

Grant requested: SEK 3 000 628

Start date: 2019-09-01

End date: 2021-09-30

Keywords: climate neutral, action plan, innovation platform, co-creation, climate agreement, mobility.

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