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

Green innovation in Stockholm

Chapter 3 reviews the regional green technology innovation ecosystem in the Stockholm metro-region. It assesses the metro-region’s innovation performance, institutions, infrastructure and key players for a regional innovation system. It focuses on conditions for entrepreneurship, spinoffs and venture capital, the profile of Stockholm’s green technology exports, higher education infrastructure and skills development, as well as research and innovation policies.


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