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Climate Neutral Cities 2030 is Viable Cities' mission and major initiative. Here you can find the latest news on Climate Neutral Cities 2030.

Blog: City of Stockholm - From chance to structure

Since October, 23 cities have been working together in the Climate Neutral Cities 2030 initiative to accelerate the climate transition. The nine cities that have been involved since the start in 2019 are now sharing their most important experiences in a series of blog posts. This time it is about the City of Stockholm, which is working to implement pilot and demonstration projects on a larger scale, and sees that Climate City Contract 2030 strengthens the work for a sustainable climate-neutral society.

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Climate breakfast 16: Investment plans for climate-neutral cities

Climate investment plans will mobilize transition capital, both from municipalities and other stakeholders, to make cities climate neutral by 2030. Viable Cities has initiated four development projects that will contribute to the development of Climate City Contract 2030 and the climate transition in cities. One of them is climate investment plans.
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Viable Cities Climate City Contract 2030 for export to the EU 

The Swedish Climate City Contract 2030 will inspire the design of the EU Climate City Contract, after Viable Cities became one of the partners in the EU's Net Zero Cities initiative.

- "Viable Cities has an important role in Net Zero Cities - connecting and sharing the lessons from the national climate contract process also in the European work," says Anders Wijkman, Vice Chairman Viable Cities.

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Climate Breakfast 11: How internationalization can speed up the climate transition in cities

To achieve the radical societal changes that the climate transition requires, we need to cooperate and learn from each other, both within the country and internationally. Climate Breakfast 11 was hosted by Nina Rismalm, North Sweden Cleantech; Östen Ekengren, Smart City Sweden, and Philip Näslund, Umeå Municipality.

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Transition Lab Forum 5: Climate investment requires new ways of working together

New ways of collaborating, thinking and investing were widely discussed during the Viable Cities Transition Lab Forum 5 on March 24. The theme of the conference - investment plans for climate-neutral cities - was explored from different perspectives with representatives from finance, academia, government agencies and, of course, from the host cities of Lund and Malmö.

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Climate Breakfast 9: Citizen engagement in Hammarby sjöstad, Sweden

To speed up the climate transition, everyone in society needs to be involved. The Hammarby Sjöstad 2.0 project in Stockholm is a citizens' initiative to reduce the climate footprint of the district. In the project, 55 housing associations with 12,500 residents, companies, researchers and the City of Stockholm are working together to become climate neutral by 2030. Climate Breakfast 9 was hosted by Jörgen Lööf, ElectriCITY Innovation, and Charlie Gullström, Sweco/RISE.

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On the blog: Four success factors for climate action in municipalities

On behalf of Viable Cities, our member Klimatkommunerna has made an overview of how a number of municipalities structure their climate work. They see that in recent years, more and more have adopted long-term goals or roadmaps for their climate work, and have also identified some key factors for successful climate transition in cities.

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Europe's first Climate City Contract signed in Sweden today

Today, December 11, 2020, is a big day for the climate transition in cities. The first climate contracts in Europe have now been signed by the political leadership of nine Swedish cities as well as by the Directors-General of four government agencies and Viable Cities. "Swedish cities are now taking the lead in Europe," says Allan Larsson, Chairman of the Board of Viable Cities.

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Climate Breakfast 5: Innovation leadership for climate neutral and sustainable cities

How do you work long-term and systematically with innovation? Vinnova and Viable Cities are now launching a project to develop skills, methods and tools for innovation management for climate-neutral and sustainable cities. Climate Breakfast 5 was hosted by Glenn Gran from Vinnova, Lisa Olsson, City of Helsingborg and Ellen Grahn, Umeå Municipality.

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On the blog: Right now in Järfälla - an old airport becomes a sustainable neighbourhood

Self-driving buses, collaboration with construction companies and an ambitious carbon budget. These are some of the things happening in Järfälla municipality as they work towards a climate-neutral city. Read more about the construction of the new Barkarbystaden area in the fourth blog post from the cities in the Climate Neutral Cities 2030 initiative. Progress reports from Enköping, Växjö and Lund have already been published.

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Transition Lab Forum 4: Digital tools shift the climate transition into high gear

Transition Lab Forum 4, which was organized together with the City of Gothenburg, focused on how digital tools can help us move faster on the road to climate-neutral cities.

We offered practical inspiration and good examples from Sweden and abroad, reflections with politicians and experts, and a digital study visit to Gothenburg.

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On the blog: Towards climate-neutral cities in 2030 - currently in Lund, Sweden

Lund municipality has achieved its climate targets for 2020 - they have reduced their emissions by 50 percent between 1990-2020 for the entire geographical area of the municipality. Thea Ohlander Arfwidsson, Project Manager Climate Neutral Lund 2030 and Therese Ek, Communications Strategist, tell us more about what is happening in Lund Municipality right now on our blog.

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On the blog: Towards climate-neutral cities by 2030 - Right now in Enköping.

The municipality of Enköping is testing new solutions at Myran, a 74 hectare development area in the municipality, to learn and achieve the goal of a completely climate-neutral municipality by 2030. They are also giving young people a voice in urban development. On our blog, project manager Thomas Adlercreutz explains the current situation.

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On the blog: Towards climate-neutral cities in 2030 - Currently in Växjö, Sweden

Enköping, Gothenburg, Järfälla, Lund, Malmö, Stockholm, Umeå, Uppsala and Växjö. These nine Swedish cities will lead the way, testing and experimenting to inspire and accelerate the work towards the mission: Climate Neutral Cities 2030 - with a good life for all within the limits of the planet. In a series of blog posts from the nine cities, we can follow their work. First up is Växjö municipality.

Read moreOn the blog: Towards climate-neutral cities in 2030 - Currently in Växjö, Sweden

Viable Cities in new Nordic partnership for climate-neutral cities by 2030

Nordic Innovation has granted NOK 3 million to the project "Nordic Transition partnership", which aims to accelerate the transition to climate neutrality by 2030 in small and medium-sized municipalities. In the project, Viable Cities collaborates with Tampere in Finland, Reykjavik in Iceland and Smart Innovation Norway in Norway.

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Press release: Swede to lead EU research and innovation programme on sustainable cities

The European Commission has appointed Allan Larsson, Chairman in the Swedish innovation program Viable Cities, as vice Chairman in the steering group that will lead the work within the EU on Climate Neutral and Smart Cities. - That the European Commission appoints our Chairman to such an important role...

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Viable Cities program conference and briefing on the 2030 Climate Neutral Cities call for proposals

On the morning of 5 November, Viable Cities will host its first program conference in Stockholm. On the same day, in the afternoon, there will be an information meeting on the third call for Climate Neutral Cities 2030. During the week, information meetings will also take place in Gothenburg (7 Nov), Malmö (8 Nov) and Umeå....

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Press release: Nearly one billion SEK for research on sustainable cities

The strategic innovation program Viable Cities is now starting - the largest investment to date in Sweden in research and innovation on smart and sustainable cities. SEK 960 million over twelve years will be invested in the program, which is led by KTH and brings together some 50 actors from several different research fields as well as business, government, municipalities and civil society.

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