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Climate-neutral Skellefteå 2030

A unique development is taking place in Skellefteå. There is strong local industrial development and construction and planning in Skellefteå as never before. Intensive work is already underway to coordinate projects and promote sustainable social development and a green transition. 

Through Skellefteå's participation in Viable Cities, we want to strengthen and develop this work further. With increased cooperation between the municipality, energy companies, civil society, local business and academia , we want to become better at utilizing synergies, our local areas of strength and external expertise in ongoing sustainability projects. Our focus is on supporting, driving and collaborating on concrete projects in the areas of sustainable construction, mobility and industry. Sustainable energy, sector coupling and local sharing and circularity are common themes in most of our projects. With this profile, we see that Skellefteå can make an important contribution to Viable Cities and the transition to a climate-neutral society.

Project manager: Gustaf Ulander

Total budget: SEK 12 648 301

Grant applied for: SEK 4 899 075

Start date: 2021-10-01

End date: 2024-09-30

Partners: Skellefteå Municipality, Skellefteå Kraft, Sustainable Skellefteå, Coompanion, Rise, Boliden Rönnskär,

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Since 2023, Skellefteå is part of the Urban Transitions Mission's (UTM) cohort of cities working together to test and scale up innovative solutions for a holistic, human-centered climate transition.

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