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NEW NORMAL - Sustainable mobility and logistics for post-pandemic second tier cities

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The initiative puts forward a new inter- and transdisciplinary approach to develop an emission-free, energy-independent and space-efficient mobility system based on car sharing and drone-based logistics to meet the influx of newcomers in second-tier cities without the construction of new heavy mobility infrastructure, such as metro and tram lines, tunnels, bridges and widened streets.

E-Laas: Energy optimal urban Logistics As A Service

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E-Laas proposes a new and operational energy-based approach to design multimodal urban logistics systems. In E-Laas, urban delivery systems are compared with their energy use including micro platforms and new ways to combine charging, automation and freight parking. This makes it possible to relate logistics as a service to sustainability.

PROUD Stockholm

Viable Cities System Demonstrator
The City of Stockholm and its partners will work for a comprehensive transition of travel habits, land use and vehicle fleet in Stockholm's inner city. This is a step towards an emission-free inner city and a climate-positive Stockholm in 2030. In the system demonstrator, the environmental zone planned in central Stockholm will be used both as an engine and a window of opportunity in the quest for a transport-efficient and emission-free transport system that eventually extends far beyond the boundaries of the zone.

CoAction Lund

Viable Cities System Demonstrator
In one of Sweden's most densely populated areas with heavy traffic, Lund, together with a number of stakeholders, will create a mobility system with reduced emissions while maintaining accessibility. The mobility system will also be linked to a local climate-neutral energy system in the area where energy is produced and shared between the properties.

Municipal energy communities

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Since the EU Green energy directive 2019/944 was established, the concept of energy communities and what it can and cannot be, has been an ongoing discussion in Sweden, the EU and internationally. Basically, energy communities are about legal persons being part of a non-profit legal entity, which can act on the energy market on the same terms as the traditional players. Municipalities as proactive or participating actors in Energy Communities are still an unexplored concept and the purpose of the feasibility study is to explore the possibilities of this.

Mobilizing for a faster climate transition

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This feasibility study will examine the conditions that exist and the mobilization required for the municipalities' journey towards climate neutrality. The results of the study will highlight the needs and conditions for a regional transition support and provide proposals for strategic choices, both in terms of organization and focus of the support.

Operational climate investments for an accelerated climate transition

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This feasibility study will examine how limited climate investment plans for a municipal administration and a municipal company can be designed to clarify how to accelerate the climate transition and make costs and societal benefits visible. The preliminary study will develop operational approaches and an inclusive process to strengthen the local capacity for transition.

Accelerating the transition through climate benefit analysis of investments

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The purpose of the study is to introduce methods in the municipality's regular decision-making processes that clarify climate-related benefits in a way that guides investment decisions, and to contribute to actors in the private sector, who are responsible for the majority of climate-related investments in the city, eventually starting to use similar methods in their decision-making processes.

The Journey of the City

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The feasibility study will develop scalable processes and frameworks and produce a basis for decisions on climate investments to increase Eskilstuna's and Helsingborg's opportunities to achieve their climate goals. The methodology can be used by other cities. "The city's journey" refers to the seven parts that together constitute the process towards zero emissions. The deliverables will facilitate decisions and financing for measures that take cities towards climate neutrality.

From words to action - Methodology for effective implementation of climate investment plans

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Karlstad Municipality and companies in the city have come a long way in climate work, not least through the Climate Neutral Cities 2030 initiative. The work on climate investment plans coincides with the development of a new governance model, which creates a window of opportunity for building the plan into governance processes. The feasibility study will develop training for a common knowledge base in both climate and financial management, develop implementation methodology through service design and develop support tools.

Climate investment feasibility study: sustainable growth and climate-neutral municipality

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Upplands-Bro has the largest increase in carbon dioxide emissions among Swedish municipalities since the Paris Agreement. To achieve the goals, a concerted effort is needed together with the business community. The preliminary study will conduct economic analyses of climate measures and, in collaboration with the business community, highlight economic opportunities for climate investments, such as sustainable energy supply and climate requirements in urban development processes.

Uppsala Climate Investment Plan

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At present, climate change and economy are mainly handled as isolated issues, and municipal economic processes do not always steer in the same direction as the climate goals. Integration of climate and economic management is needed to effectively steer towards net zero. To meet this need, the feasibility study will develop green financial management where climate investments are linked to financial processes within the municipality.

Making climate investment plans a tool for the climate transition

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An important purpose of developing climate investment plans is to look at the total investment needs to achieve climate targets in order to understand the capital requirements of the transition. This feasibility study will further develop the work by exploring future investments that are not initiated to reduce carbon emissions. These investments can account for a large share of future emissions, e.g. in infrastructure and buildings.

Together for Helsingborg 2030 - listening, understanding and laying the foundations for action

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The feasibility study will explore how Helsingborg can further increase the pace of the climate transition work by strengthening the collective capacity for transition. The ambition is to create a process for the city's administrations, municipally owned companies, and voluntary organizations to participate and engage more citizens in the transition.

Citizens' Dialogue for Sustainable Mobility - MEDmobility

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The preliminary study will carry out and develop citizen dialogues linked to the transition and sustainable passenger transport in the municipality of Östersund. The work on climate change can lead to conflicts between those who govern and those who need to make changes. A common positive vision of the society of the future, combined with reality-based solutions, is needed to give power and acceleration to the transition we are facing.

Climate neutral Enköping 2030

In the initiative in Enköping, an IoT platform will make it possible to collect/share new data from buildings and the environment, thereby creating an improved basis for decision-making, scalable innovations and new services. Grouped qualitative digital pilots will be carried out to test the effects of dialogue and anchoring patterns among citizens.

Climate-neutral Eskilstuna in 2030

With broad inclusion, a climate program is designed for and with actors from public organisations, business, the non-profit sector and academia to include everyone who lives and works in the municipality. During the work, five areas have been identified that Eskilstuna's stakeholders need to focus on. No actor has control over all areas, but only with joint efforts is there potential to achieve climate change at the required pace.

Climate neutral Gothenburg 2030

Previous experience and studies show that it is not technical solutions that are missing for climate change, but transformative ability and capacity for new system solutions. The initiative is therefore based on what kind of movement we believe must take place, what working methods we believe will be required, what competencies and structures this requires, and how these should be anchored in the city's organization.

Climate neutral Helsingborg 2030

Helsingborg's ambition is to offer its residents a high quality of life within the limits of the planet. The City of Helsingborg has an ambitious climate and energy plan with the goal of achieving zero emissions for the municipality's area by 2035. As part of this, a local Paris Agreement, Klimatavtal i Helsingborg, was launched in spring 2021.

Climate neutral Järfälla 2030

Järfälla will be at the forefront of environmental and climate work and the municipality is growing with thousands of planned homes and workplaces. The major urban development projects underway create both challenges and opportunities to make smart, sustainable choices for a climate-neutral municipality right from the start.

Climate neutral Kalmar 2030

Viable Cities The Climate Contract in the City
Kalmar is one of Sweden's fastest growing residential cities - and also a distinctly rural municipality. This is a combination that presents challenges but also opportunities for sustainable growth. There is a strong political will, with clear goals for the transition, and the municipality has much to contribute.

Climate neutral Karlstad 2030

Viable Cities The Climate Contract in the City
Karlstad Municipality has the goal of being fossil-free and climate-smart and is one of the few municipalities that includes both geographical and consumption-based emissions in this ambition. Climate work must permeate the entire municipality and it must be easy for residents and companies to make climate-smart choices.

Climate neutral Kristianstad 2030

Viable Cities The Climate Contract in the City
Climate-neutral Kristianstad 2030 will accelerate the transition to a sustainable, resource-efficient and climate-neutral society through innovation-driven, co-creative work characterized by commitment and participation. The initiative strengthens institutional capacity, is based on local conditions and uses collaborative platforms to create consensus and momentum in the climate transition work.

Climate neutral Lund 2030

In Smart and Climate Neutral Lund 2030, an innovation team will be formed consisting of design companies, research institutions and a cross-sectoral team centrally located in the municipality. Climate Neutral Lund 2030 2.0 will build on the approaches, networks, methods and results that emerged in step 1.

Climate-neutral Stockholm 2030

The initiative in Stockholm aims to improve the ability of cities to manage 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. The tool is based on existing data from a number of actors in Stockholm, but is generally applicable, and includes scenario analyses of the consequences of various measures.

Climate neutral Uppsala 2030

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. Uppsala Municipality and the Uppsala Climate Protocol network will develop an action plan for a fossil-free welfare society in 2030.

Climate neutral Växjö 2030

Växjö municipality wants to collaborate with actors in society to develop an action plan and methods for the transition to a society with low climate impact. The initiative will work with the overall picture for a climate-neutral Växjö, but will also focus on the areas of construction and transportation. Within the initiative, digital tools will be created and tested with a focus on improving insight into existing emissions and allowing planning and comparison of different solutions and scenarios needed to reach climate neutrality in 2030.

Climate neutral Östersund 2030

Östersund will become climate neutral by 2030. To realize this, an action and climate investment plan for the municipality, companies and residents of the city will be developed. Linked to this, an analysis of socio-economic effects, emission efficiency linked to cost and side effects will be carried out, where the residents' acceptance of various measures will be investigated.

Climate neutral Örebro 2030

Viable Cities The Climate Contract in the City
Climate Neutral Örebro 2030 will create a platform for collaboration that leads to structural and cultural system innovations for climate change, in both new and existing neighborhoods. Örebro's strengths around carbon budget with three perspectives, systemic thinking for energy communities, citizen dialogues and digitalization are important pillars for achieving the goals.