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Climate neutral Mariestad 2030

In recent years, Mariestad Municipality has taken several significant steps towards climate change. Already in 2015, the municipality decided with political consensus and in cooperation with local industry to achieve the goals of the Paris Agreement and Agenda 2030. 

An innovative and unique process followed with the ElectriVillage concept and its development work in fossil-free hydrogen is now driving our proposal for Climate Neutral Mariestad 2030, with launch at COP26. Involving citizens is crucial for Mariestad and Climate Neutral Mariestad is developed in collaboration with local actors. For a citizen-driven climate contract process, we see a combination of co-creation processes. 

We will use methodologies to involve citizens by specifically recruiting underrepresented groups and through norm critical perspectives on design. The project will also develop sharing platforms and ensure follow-up in relation to project climate targets, through a selection of climate monitoring tools and with a well-rounded project portfolio.

Project manager: Maria Gustavsson

Total budget: SEK 9 997 000

Grant requested: SEK 5 000 000

Start date: 2021-10-01

End date: 2024-09-30

Partners: Municipality of Mariestad, SWECO, Linköping University, Biosphere Reserve Vänerskärgården, Toyota, We don't have time, LRF Mariestad, University of Skövde.

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