Stockholm has already lowered the CO2 emissions per capita by 44 % since 1990, but the ambition is now to become completely fossil free until 2040. A crucial part of this goal is to integrate sustainability in all strategies and city planning.
Other important measures to achieve the goal of fossil fuel independence:
- Refurbishment of existing housing stock, aiming at lowering energy consumption for heating. Further advancement and integration of systems for waste-to-energy and district heating. The goal is that Stockholm will have fossil free heating by 2030 at the latest.
- Exchaning of buses that run on fossil fuels. All buses in Stockholm are now running on fossil free fuel.
- Congestion charges was established on a permanent basis in 2007.
- Increase production and avaliability of biogas. By 2020, 70 % of all food waste should be used for biogas production.
For more info on the city’s plan to become fossil fuel free, download the pdf Stockholm – A fossil fuel free city 2040.
In 2013 there was a decision that the Stockholm metro system will be extended with 10 new stations. This calls for additional train depot capacity, and in 2016 it was decided that the existing depot in the Högdalen industrial area will be expanded to meet these needs. The new facilities, with room for 4 metro trains, will be built underground. Here the metro trains will be cleaned, serviced and repaired. New access tracks will also be built from the metro line 18, in addition to the existing access tracks from the metro line 19.
In June 2016, the City of Stockholm and Sweden’s innovation agency Vinnova initiated an exhibition on climate-controlled farming at Forum Högdalen. The exhibition showcases systems for hydroponic farming and systems for greenery integrated in real estate. The exhibition also offers guidance services and will function as a local knowledge center for urban farming.
The exhibition is part of the project “green pilot”, a guidance service for individuals and companies that are engaging in urban farming as a business idea.
If your company is interested in participating in the exhibition, please contact Cleantech Högdalen.
During 7th-18th of November, the United Nation’s yearly climate change conference is held in Marrakesh in Marocco. The conference in Marrakesh, COP 22, is the follow-up to the COP 21 conference in Paris last year, and here the measures to realize the ambitious goals that were set at the conference in Paris will be discussed.
Invest Stockholm will participate in the Nordic Pavilion at the COP 22. For more info on Invest Stockholm’s participation at the Nordic Pavilion, please contact Vanessa Gisbert, firstname.lastname@example.org.
The City of Stockholm will participate in the programme of the World Bioenergy Association. For more info on this programme, contact Karin Haara, Executive Director at the World Bioenergy Association: email@example.com.
In collaboration with local real estate owner Rågsveds Fastighetsägare, Invest Stockholm invites you to participate in a seminar on urban greens and real estate development. Vasakronan, one of Stockholm’s leading real estate companies, presents the roof garden and the Bee Urban project on the Garnisonen building. We also introduce 10 innovative companies and the Stockholm Forum on sustainable real estate.
Date & time: 15.00 – 17.00, 23rd of November, 2016
Location: Forum Högdalen, Stallarholmsvägen 49 (Högdalen industrial area, Stockholm).
Irena Lundberg, Invest Stockholm
Invest Stockholm Business Region has started the project Grön Lots, “green pilot”, a guidance service for individuals and companies that are engaging in urban farming as a business idea. At the online guide service, entrepreneurs can get information on permissions, supervision and proven farming practices. You can also read about technology providers and get inspiration from succesful projects. There is also a personal guidance service provided by Invest Stockholm Business Region. The project is developed together with the Royal Institute of Technology, with the support of Sweden’s innovation agency Vinnova.
With the support from Sweden’s innovation agency Vinnova, Invest Stockholm has started an urban farming project in Högdalen in the south part of Stockholm. With help from experts from the Royal Institute of Technology and the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, the project will analyze vacant real estate properties and propose suitable farming systems for these properties. The aim is to develop ecologically, socially and commercially sustainable investment models. A pilot project for urban farming will be initiated during the course of 2017.