Tools for reaching climate goals

This visit program shares Gothenburg’s strategy for setting up a climate program and green bonds as a tool to reach environmental goals.

The environmental administration shares groundbreaking methods for setting up municipal climate strategies. Gothenburg’s climate program has been recognized worldwide for including the consumer perspective in objectives and strategies. Products and services that are consumed leave a climate footprint. They generate emissions where they are manufactured, causing global consequences. Gothenburg is one out of few cities that calculate emissions generated from the goods consumed by its inhabitants, instead of the goods produced in the area.

Gothenburg is a pioneer, as the first city in the world to finance green investments by issuing green bonds. It has become a vital tool to reach the city’s environmental and climate goals.

The program can also include a visit to one of the facilities that has been financed by green bonds:

City of Gothenburg - Energy efficient building
Lackarebäck - water purification with ultra filter
Focus areas
Urban Planning
Global goals
6: CLEAN WATER & SANITATION
7: AFFORDABLE & CLEAN ENERGY
8: DECENT WORK & ECONOMIC GROWTH
9: INDUSTRY, INNOVATION & INFRASTRUCTURE
11: SUSTAINABLE CITIES AND COMMUNITIES
12: RESPONSIBLE CONSUMPTION & PRODUCTION
13: CLIMATE ACTION
17: PARTNERSHIPS FOR THE GOALS