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Climate neutral Uppsala 2030

Climate neutral Uppsala wave 2

Uppsala is committed to leading the climate transition and achieving the goals in line with Agenda 2030 by accelerating the transformative changes necessary for the climate. An important instrument created in this process is Climate City Contract 2030, which clarifies Uppsala's commitments to become a sustainable municipality by 2030. A well-established climate roadmap together with the municipality's master plan sets out the path to achieve climate neutrality by 2030 and climate positivity by 2050. 

In this initiative, Uppsala Municipality will strengthen its ability to realize the goals, commitments and measures included in Climate City Contract 2030, the Uppsala Climate Roadmap and the comprehensive plan, operationalized as three work packages: 

  1. organization & learning, 
  2. Resident Dialogue & civil society, and 
  3. innovation teams & test beds. 

In this way, Uppsala will continue to develop a mission-driven approach that engages and mobilizes actors throughout the municipality, to become a climate-neutral city with a good life for all within the boundaries of the planet.

Project manager: Katarina Gustafsson 

Total budget: SEK 10 067 679

Grant applied for: SEK 4 999 583

Start date: 2021-10-01

End date: 2024-09-30

Partners: Uppsala municipality, STUNS, Energikontoret Mälardalen, Uppsala Innovation Centre, Church of Sweden, Uppsala University, Förnyelselabbet, WWF, SEI, Beteendelabbet, Internet of Planet.

Climate neutral Uppsala wave 1

Uppsala will be fossil-free and renewable by 2030 and climate-positive by 2050. Uppsala Municipality and the Uppsala Climate Protocol network will develop an action plan for a fossil-free welfare society by 2030. The Climate Protocol, with 37 members from business, academia and civil society, represents one third of Uppsala in terms of energy. More citizens, companies and organizations will be involved in the development during Uppsala's climate week 2020 and 2021. The climate roadmap will be a concrete guide for phasing out fossil fuels locally by 2030, and will start work on the innovations and system shifts required for a climate-positive society.

Data modeling of Uppsala's climate impact today and in the future is central to the roadmap. The project will 1) implement new IT tools for visualization in order to raise awareness and stimulate broad participation in the work of developing and then implementing the climate roadmap, 2) develop interdisciplinary and cross-sectoral innovation teams with academia, business and society to make Uppsala and Bergsbrunna an internationally exemplary test bed for sustainable urban development.

Project leaders: Amanda Midhamre and Martin Wetterstedt

Innovation Manager: Lars Johansson

Partners: Uppsala municipality - municipal management office and city planning administration, STUNS - Foundation for collaboration between the universities in Uppsala, business and society, Uppsala Innovation Center, Energikontoret i Mälardalen AB, Uppsala University, SLU, KTH, Internet of Planet AB, ClimateView AB and Ericsson AB Research

Total budget: SEK 9 936 863

Grant applied for: SEK 4 845 181

Start date: 2019-10-01 

End date: 2021-09-30

Keywords: climate roadmap, digitalization, exponential roadmap, visualization, data modelling, test bed, co-creation, etc.


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