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Malmö- a model of sustainable urban development

The key climate target is to become a climate neutral city by 2020

  • October 29, 2018 19:30
  • Author Olya Georgieva
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Source: Facebook / Malmö stad

Once being seen as a declining industrial centre with numerous brownfield sites, Malmö is now defined as a dynamic, Green and industrially efficient city. The city is a model of sustainable urban development. The city is reducing greenhouse gas emissions by placing great emphasis on energy efficiency, reducing consumption, and investing in renewable energy. Nowadays, around 30% of all electricity is produced using renewable sources.

With the goal of making Malmö an “ekostaden” (eco-city), several neighborhoods have already been transformed using innovative design. The redevelopment strategy of the city combines urban planning, energy-efficient buildings, transport facilities, economic growth, access to green and blue areas, and waste management. The City hall aims to make all city activities climate neutral by 2020, and has a plan to ensure that the whole city runs on renewable energy by 2030.

Source: europeangreens.eu