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.

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Executive summary

This case study analyses the economic and environmental performance of the City and County of Stockholm, identifying best practices for green growth in policy and governance, and providing recommendations to further strengthen Stockholm’s potential for green growth. The unit of analysis is the Stockholm metro-region, defined here as Stockholm County, albeit with special attention paid to the performance, policies and institutions of the City of Stockholm.


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