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Climate neutral Malmö 2030

Climate neutral Malmö wave 2

The City of Malmö aims to be a pioneer in reducing greenhouse gas emissions. To achieve Malmö's ambitious climate goals, the City of Malmö has initiated Klimatomställning Malmö. A central transition function that mobilizes public activities, business, academia, associations and Malmö residents to increase the pace of the climate transition. The Climate-neutral Malmö 2030 project has been an important support for establishing Klimatomställning Malmö and the project will continue to contribute to ensuring progress in implementation.

Climate Neutral Malmö 2030 consists of several key elements that will coordinate and support system innovation in Malmö: a central transition function, agile roadmaps, climate investment plans, annual revision of Climate City Contract 2030, collaboration with business and academia, citizen involvement and digitalization. Together they will accelerate Malmö's climate transition and help ensure that everyone in the city has a good life within the limits of the planet.

Project manager: Anna Lindblad

Total budget: SEK 9 999 500

Grant requested: SEK 4 999 750

Start date: 2021-10-01

End date: 2024-09-30

Partners: City of Malmö, E.ON, Rise, Sweco, Lund University, SWECO, Malmö Ideella

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In order to limit global warming to a maximum of 1.5 degrees, and thus achieve the goals set in the Paris Agreement, ambitious actors need to take the lead and show the way towards climate neutrality. In Malmö, there are a number of such actors, and in this project, the City of Malmö will gather internal and external stakeholders in an innovation team to jointly create a goal that enables climate neutrality in Malmö by 2030. 

The innovation team will also develop an agile action plan to achieve the targets. In some cases, stakeholders have control over the actions required. In other cases, especially for consumption-based emissions, citizens, businesses and associations need to be involved. Therefore, the project has a specific focus on citizen engagement. The project will also explore what digital tools already exist, and what needs to be developed, to accelerate the transition to a climate-neutral city by 2030.

Project manager: Matilde Törnqvist

Partners: City of Malmö, VA SYD, Sysav, E.ON, Trivector AB, Ericsson, Lund University and RISE - Research Institutes of Sweden.

Total budget: SEK 9 893 634

Grant applied for: SEK 4 946 842

Start date: 2019-09-02

End date: 2021-09-01

Keywords: climate neutrality, transition, climate goals, consumption, citizens.


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The City of Malmö was awarded the EU Mission Label in March 2024 for its efforts to accelerate the transition to a climate-neutral and sustainable city.

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Since 2022, Malmö is part of the first 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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