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Climate-neutral cities by 2030

Call #3
Closed March 28, 2019
Funding announced approximately 25 million SEK.

The call for Climate Neutral Cities 2030 welcomes project proposals that focus on cities that want to accelerate the transition to become viable and climate neutral already in 2030. Project consortia will focus on the transition process and use digitalisation and citizen engagement as enablers.

Who is the call aimed at?

The call is aimed at consortia led by cities that are working long-term and strategically to achieve climate neutrality [1].

A minimum of three partners must support each application. These can be e.g. companies, universities, colleges, public actors, non-profit organizations and trade associations. The main applicant must be a city/municipality and at least one partner must be a university, college or research institute.

[1] The term climate neutral means that the city/district operates in a way that produces no net addition of greenhouse gases. Description can also be found under section "7. What does climate neutral cities mean?" in the full call text.

Focus & thematic areas

The work needs to be based on a holistic approach to sustainable urban development, preferably linked to the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Based on the city's specific conditions and priorities, the action plan can focus on at least two of the following four focus areas: 

  • Lifestyle and consumption
  • Planning and the built environment
  • Mobility and accessibility
  • Integrated infrastructure

and at least one of five thematic areas:

  • Test beds and Living Labs
  • Innovation and entrepreneurship
  • Financing and business models
  • Governance
  • Intelligence, cybersecurity and ethics 

Important dates


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More about the call

Read the call text

More detailed information on the thematic areas can be found in the full call text.

How to apply

The call is carried out jointly by Vinnova, the Swedish Energy Agency and Formas. It is the Swedish Energy Agency that receives the applications and decides, preliminarily no later than August 2019, which projects are granted. Click on the button below to go to the Swedish Energy Agency's website where you will find the complete call text and formal requirements and other details.

Please note! It is very important to submit a correct and complete application, including the requested public annex.

Support for applicants

In early November 2018, four information meetings about the call were held in Stockholm (Nov 5), Gothenburg (Nov 7), Malmö (Nov 8) and Umeå (Nov 9). Below you will find a video from the information meeting in Stockholm and the presentation. Minor deviations from the call text may occur. The final call text applies.

Contact us

If you have further questions, please feel free to contact us:

Patrik Rydén, patrik.ryden@viablecities.se

Emina Pasic, Energy Agency contact person, emina.pasic@energimyndigheten.se