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Climate neutral Kalmar 2030

Kalmar is one of Sweden's fastest growing residential cities - and also a distinctly rural municipality. This is a combination that presents challenges but also opportunities for sustainable growth. There is a strong political will, with clear goals for the transition and the municipality has much to contribute. The application describes a new and clear framework for our local climate work that can create the conditions for climate neutrality in 2030. 

A clear vision, goals and challenges make it possible to mobilize citizens and a wide range of actors who can contribute to concrete initiatives in the following areas: Energy supply; Mobility; Circular society; Build & live; Global footprint; Blue and green structures and compensation. The work in each area is focused on: Identifying actors, challenges and common goals; Identifying initiatives/innovations; Ensuring collaboration, organization and financing; Testing and scaling up concrete initiatives; Sharing experiences and reversing trends for a climate-neutral future.

Project manager: Charlotte G Brynielsson

Total budget: SEK 9 452 825

Grant applied for: SEK 4 727 912

Start date: 2021-10-01

End date: 2024-09-30

Partners: Kalmar municipality, Linnaeus University, Föreningen GodaHus, Rise, Energikontoret Sydost, IUC Kalmar län.


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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
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