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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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Governance of green growth in Stockholm

Chapter 4 examines the local, regional and national institutions available for strengthening green growth in Stockholm. It reviews Stockholm’s network style of governance as well as challenges that existing governance mechanisms face when fostering green growth, such as in scaling up energy efficiency or smart-grid technologies, which could profit from enhanced regional governance and co-ordination. Furthermore, it focuses on support for innovation commercialisation and policies to accelerate the diffusion of eco-innovations and to boost green technology exports.

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