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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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