Green Growth in Stockholm, Sweden

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This report studies green growth trends, challenges and opportunities in the City of Stockholm, Sweden. It first analyses socio-economic trends and the environmental performance of the city and the county of Stockholm; then it reviews urban policies for land use, transport, buildings, waste, energy and water that contribute to economic growth and reduce pressure on the environment; thirdly assesses Stockholm’s green innovation potential in areas such as cleantech, ICT and university to business linkages; and finally it examines local, regional and national institutions, including horizontal and vertical coordination mechanisms that strengthen cross-sectoral and multilevel governance for green growth.

English Also available in: Swedish

Economic and environmental trends in Stockholm

Chapter 1 provides an overview of socio-economic and environmental trends and challenges in Stockholm City and County and identifies areas of opportunity for green growth. It assesses the economic and environmental assets and performance that underpin Stockholm’s competitiveness and attractiveness, reviews urban sectors that merit attention for improving green growth prospects and focuses on the emerging green sector and its potential to contribute to growth in Stockholm City and County.


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