Covenant Signatories

Country

Sweden

Population

506,100

Date of adhesion

03/09/2008

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Last updated at: 13 November 2019 Number of visits: 2497

Key Actions

  • Bike sharing Styr & Ställ
    • Description:

      The bike sharing “Styr & Ställ” has evolved into a success since it began in 2011. It allows you to borrow bikes for a small fee from nearly 60 bike stations in the city centre. Not only perfect for tourists or leisurely weekend outings, but also for commuters who want to get quickly to and from their stop.

    • Key Action:1
    • Language:en
    • Sectors: transport
    • Implementation timeframe:2011-2020
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  • Climate Smart City Distribution
    • Description:

      Climate Smart City Distribution is a collaborative project aimed at developing and demonstrating more effective and eco-friendly solutions for city distribution. The project is a collaboration between various freight delivery companies, vehicle manufacturers, fuel suppliers and governmental organizations. The overall objective of the project is to reduce the climatic impact from distribution traffic within the city of Goteborg's environmental zone by 50% (for the vehicle fleets of the participating shipping companies). The objective will be realized through the introduction of energy-efficient vehicle technology, renewable fuels and new solutions for freight coordination and consolidated shipment. The combination of all these various sub-solutions form a model that could also be applied in other cities and eventually exported to other countries.

    • Key Action:1
    • Language:en
    • Sectors: transport
    • Implementation timeframe:2010-2013
    • CO2 reduction:600
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  • ElectriCity (Electric buses)
    • Description:

      ElectriCity is a partnership and demonstration project for sustainable public transport in the City of Gothenburg. The overall goal is to create an innovative electrified bus system that forms part of the public transport system in the City of Gothenburg in order to develop and test new services and products that contribute to a more attractive public transport system.

    • Key Action:1
    • Language:en
    • Sectors: transport
    • Implementation timeframe:2013-2018
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  • Onshore Power Supply in Port of Gothenburg
    • Description:

      In 2000, the Port of Gothenburg was the first in the world to offer Onshore Power Supply (OPS) with high-voltage. In 2011, a further step was taken towards cleaner shipping when Stena Line began operating a new OPS facility for the company's new ferries used on the route to Germany. At present, one in three ships visiting the port can make use of OPS, which is a very high proportion. Today the Port is involved in a number of global collaborative ventures aimed at spreading this technology to other ports throughout the world. During 2012 6,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide was saved by using the technology.In November 2011 the port received the Energy Globe Award for its achievements.

    • Key Action:1
    • Language:en
    • Sectors: transport
    • Implementation timeframe:2000-2020
    • CO2 reduction:6000
    • Website: http://www.portofgothenburg.com/en/About-the-port/Sustainable-port/Onshore-power-supply-for-vessels-at-berth/
    • Video link:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WWgRKNW-OgM
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  • Net Zero Energy Schools
    • Description:

      As a part of Lokalförvaltningen’s strategy of energy efficiency is the implementation and analysis of one preschool built as a Net Zero Energy building (i.e. a building that over a year produces as much energy as the building requires during the same time).The school will be inaugurated in April 2013. It will host 6 preschool units with a total of 120 children of age 1 to 5 years. It’s a two storey building with an excellent energy performance and a very low need of supplied energy. The energy that still is needed will be compensated by photovoltaic energy.The main purpose of the projects is to make a full-scale analysis of the possibilities of creating public buildings with very high energy performances. The analysis will include effects on lifecycle costs, overall energy system, emission of greenhouse gases, indoor climate and pedagogical activities (usability).

    • Key Action:1
    • Language:en
    • Sectors: municipal buildings equipment facilities
    • Implementation timeframe:2011-2013
    • Renewable energy produced:45
    • Website: http://goteborg.se/lokalforvaltningen
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  • EU Gugle (Sustainable renovation models for smarter cities)
    • Description:

      EU-GUGLE - Sustainable renovation models for smarter cities. The EU-GUGLE (“European cities serving as Green Urban Gate towards Leadership in sustainable Energy”) project aims to demonstrate the feasibility of nearly-zero energy building renovation models in view of triggering large-scale, Europe-wide replication in smart cities and communities by 2020.

    • Key Action:1
    • Language:en
    • Sectors: residential buildings
    • Implementation timeframe:2013-2018
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  • Green bonds
    • Description:

      In 2013 the City of Gothenburg was the first in the Nordic countries to use the framework for green bonds that SEB has developed together with the World Bank Group and another of Swedish investors. The issue in 2013 of SEK 500 million is part of an issue programme from the City of Gothenburg that could lead to two billion. In May 2014 there was an announcement of a second bond from the City of Gothenburg. The issue of SEK 1.8 billion ($273 million) received “tremendous” interest. The Green Bond Programme and funds will be used primarily to support projects that counter or help adapt to climate change. As part of the environmental programme, the City of Gothenburg continues to issue bonds for financing various environmental projects in the areas of renewable energy, public transport, water treatment, energy efficiency, smart grids, urban planning and waste management.

    • Key Action:1
    • Language:en
    • Sectors: others
    • Implementation timeframe:2012-2020
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