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Climate-neutral Stockholm 2030

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The City of Stockholm will be a world leader in the global work with Agenda 2030 and to realize the objectives of the Paris Agreement in climate work, where the city takes the role of an international role model. Stockholm aims to become a fossil-free and climate-positive city by 2040. 

The aim of the Climate-neutral Stockholm 2030 initiative is to support the City of Stockholm in the transition to achieve its climate goals and become a climate-neutral city. Achieving the very ambitious goals that the city has decided on requires a broad collaboration that combines the city's internal competence with resources and expertise from academia, business and civil society. 

The initiative will serve as a platform that supports the city in its strategic work and enables coordination, co-creation and analysis of needs in climate work.

Project manager: Björn Hugosson

Total budget: SEK 10 000 000

Grant requested: SEK 5 000 000

Start date: 2021-10-01

End date: 2024-09-30

Partners: The City of Stockholm, KTH, Stockholm Vatten och Avfall AB, Skolfastigheter i Stockholm AB, Myrorna, Refurn AB.

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Cities are leading the way with high climate ambitions. Setting targets is not difficult, working on measures to achieve them is more difficult. This project aims to improve cities' ability to deal with the complex decision-making situations that arise and find appropriate measures to reduce emissions. 

An innovation team with the municipality, academia and business is established as the engine of the transition work. A digital decision support tool with simulation and visualization of the city's energy and transport system enables an overview of the consequences of measures and additional needs, which creates a broad understanding of climate measures among society's actors. The tool is based on existing data from a variety of actors in Stockholm, but is generally applicable, and includes scenario analyses of the consequences of different measures. 

Developed collaboration, stakeholder inclusion, jointly visualized scenarios and an iterative approach enable a faster transition, which engaged citizens demand.

Project manager: Björn Hugosson

Partners: City of Stockholm (City Management Office, City Planning Office, Traffic Office, Exploitation Office and Environmental Administration), Stockholm Exergi, Ellevio, RISE - Research Institutes of Sweden (Urban Development, Energy Systems, ICT) and KTH (Energy Technology and Urban and Regional Studies)

Total budget: SEK 9 768 000

Grant requested: SEK 4 884 000

Start date: 2019-10-01

End date: 2021-09-30

Keywords: decision support, scenario model, visualization, governance, collaboration, fossil fuel free.


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Since 2023, Stockholm is part of the second 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.

Stockholm is part of the NetZeroCities 112 Mission Cities, selected since 2022 to pioneer the EU Cities Mission. 

In October 2022, the City of Stockholm was one of ten European cities awarded the EU Mission Label for its work to accelerate the transition to a climate-neutral and sustainable city.

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