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Climate Neutral Lund 2030 is part of the Viable Cities initiative Climate Neutral Cities 2030. Here you will find the latest news about Lund municipality.

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How do we accelerate the contribution of higher education institutions to the climate transition?

Many higher education institutions are already actively contributing to climate transition of cities, but an acceleration is needed! This applies not least to working with students as agents of change as part of both education and research. Here the cities can contribute with relevant questions, recommendations and test environments. How is your institution doing? Use the checklist!
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Viable Cities Civic engagement in the city

Almedalen 2023

We are organizing 2 sessions, and partnering for a day at the Sustainability Arena at Teaterskeppet. We look forward to the sessions that have broad representation from political leaders in cities, key actors from national government agencies, the European Commission and our sister program in Spain CitiES2030. Together we accelerate the transition to Climate Neutral Cities 2030!
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EU inspired by Viable Cities

Last week, Lund was also visited by Patrick Child from the European Commission! Patrick Child is responsible for Mission Cities, an initiative where a hundred cities in Europe will become climate neutral by 2030. In the interview, Patrick says that the most interesting thing from the visit to the city is Lund's mobilization around the climate neutrality agenda, where the authority works together with citizens and companies and explores different governance models for the mission climate neutral cities 2030.
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Lund talks about climate action now and in the future

Anders Almgen, Chairman in the municipal board in Lund, talks about Lund's climate work during the year and how the municipality will increase its ambitions and the pace of climate change in the future. The film is made ahead of European Viable Cities Day 2022, where 23 Swedish cities in the Viable Cities initiative Climate Neutral Cities 2030, of which Lund is one, sign the 2022 Climate City Contract 2030.
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Viable Cities System Demonstrator

Developing and testing new innovation methods for complex societal challenges

The development of so-called system demonstrators is a way to enable system innovation with great power and mobilization to meet complex societal challenges. With system demonstrators, Vinnova and Viable Cities want to test and demonstrate the transformation of a system in a real environment, where space is created for experiments and where areas with great potential can be scaled up. Six projects have been granted funding for a design phase.
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Climate breakfast in general

Climate Breakfast 23: Seven Swedish cities in the EU Cities Mission - what does it mean?

Gävle, Gothenburg, Helsingborg, Lund, Malmö, Stockholm and Umeå. It is now clear which Swedish municipalities will now be part of the EU's mission for climate-neutral cities in 2030 - Cities Mission. A total of 100 cities across Europe have been selected. But what does this mean for the cities that joined? And how can it contribute to the climate transition in all Swedish cities?
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Seven Swedish municipalities in the EU's major initiative for 100 climate-neutral cities by 2030

Gävle, Gothenburg, Helsingborg, Lund, Malmö, Stockholm and Umeå. These are the Swedish municipalities that are now part of the EU's mission for climate-neutral cities in 2030 - Cities Mission. A total of 100 cities have been selected out of 377 applicants. And seven of them are Swedish cities.

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European Viable Cities Day 2021

Climate City Contract 2030 is revised every year, evolving and sharpening every year to accelerate the transition to climate-neutral, sustainable cities. The first version was signed in December 2020 by nine cities, four government agencies and the Viable Cities program. On 8 December...

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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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The Viable Cities project Xplorion was the Building of the Year 2021

The magazine Byggindustrin has named the Viable Cities project Xplorion "Building of the Year 2021" in the housing category. Xplorion is a house that is built to give the residents the conditions to live climate-smart. Collaboration with others has resulted in innovative solutions. For example, there are alternatives to the privately owned car, so only one parking space is needed.

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Four projects to contribute to energy-positive neighbourhoods in Europe

It is now clear which projects have been granted funds in the call for Energy Positive Neighbourhoods, a collaboration between Viable Cities and JPI Urban Europe. Cities4PEDs, Interact, PED-ID and Trans-PED, all with Swedish partners, are now tasked with facilitating learning between cities and countries to create energy positive neighbourhoods in Europe.

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Climate Breakfast 6: How Lund consolidates its sustainability communications

To transition to climate-neutral and sustainable cities, we need to communicate with citizens, business and many other stakeholders. In this climate breakfast, communication strategist Therese Ek talks about how Lund municipality works to coordinate sustainability communication. We also get reflections on the topic from Annika Egan Sjölander, who researches communication for sustainable societies.

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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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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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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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