Sustainable City Development

Malmö, Sweden

Malmö, Sweden, Europe
Climate action

"From industrial waste land to sustainable city"

City of Malmö is highlighted by ClimateAction in partnership with United Nations Environment Programme as a city with high ambitions in sustainability. Read the full article by former Mayor Ilmar Reepalu at ClimateActions website.

From dirty shores to clean vehicles

The two LIFE-projects BUCEFALOS and BIOGASSYS demonstrate how sea weed, which currently litters our beaches, can be converted into renewable
biogas and replace fossil fuels in our cars. City of Malmö presents on the seminar our experiences from the two projects. Download invitation

Malmö Innovation Platform

The Malmö Innovation Platform brings together creative forces in business, academia and the community to build a joint innovation capacity in renovation of existing apartment buildings in South-East Malmö. The aim is to use physical regeneration as a motor for socio-economic development, long-term environmental goals and business opportunities. Read more here »

Malmö's path towards a sustainable future

The Commission for a Socially Sustainable Malmö is an independent
commission appointed by the City of Malmö to suggest objectives and
actions to reduce inequities in health. The Final Report is now available in English »


Green Malmö at BBC

BBC World Horizons visited Malmö and got impressed with our focus on renewable energy, smart housing and clever transport.

See the video clip at Youtube »

Anthology Western HArbouur 2013

The Western Harbour — experiences and lessons learned

The Western Harbour has become a place of pilgrimage for policy makers, city planners, architects and others who come here from all parts of the world to experience one of the most advanced examples of sustainable urban development to date. Now the experiences of over ten years of urban development have been gathered in the new anthology that is available for purchase at Arkus »

FAD Award 2013

Barcelona FAD Award

In July 2013 the Ekostaden Augustenborg project in Malmö was honored by the City to City FAD Award in Barcelona. The Ekostaden Augustenborg project was highlighted due to the focus on green roofs and open storm water management and citizens involvment. Read more »

Sustainable Top Ten Malmö

1.Sustainable urban development 10. Out is in, in Malmö 8. .  Many families in Malmö choose to share a car instead of owning their own 2.Every fourth journey in Malmö is made using a bike 9. Green roofs and dams stop flooding 4. Free school dinners for all children – soon fully organic 7. Sweden's first Fair Trade City 6. Windpower in Öresund provides electricity to 60 000 households 5. Events in Malmö to provide - not devour energy 3.Soon everyone will be sorting their organic waste – with apple-cores becoming biogas for the buses Top ten of Sustainable Malmö

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Malmö was the proud host of the Eurovision Song Contest in May 2013. Of course we aimed for the greenest ESC ever! The City of Malmö event was certified according to ISO20121 and all visitors were welcomed by sustainable transports, food and entertainment. These were some of the things visitors were asked to do;

#1 Tippy-tap-tap water Wanna try some of the best water in the whole, wide world? Just open the tap and enjoy!
#2 Go with the public flow In this neat city you can go by bus, train, bike or by feet to pretty much anywhere. Go! Go! Go! 
#3 Ecolicious food Malmö is stuffed with organic and fair trade options. Take your pick and dig in!
#4 Don´t waste your waste Please spare a second or two, and sort your waste in our special edition trash cans. Many thanks!

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oipen green map

Explore Green Malmö!

At the Malmö Open Green Map you may find hotels, restaurants, shops and sights that aims for a more sustainable city. Pay them a visit! Malmö Green Map »

Sustainable food in Malmö

The city of Malmö has established some very ambitious targets concerning the environment and sustainability for the next 10-15 years. 100% of the food purchased in the City of Malmö should be organic by 2020. This is stated in Malmö's Policy for sustainable development and food, approved by the city council in 2010.
Read more about Malmö's work with sustainable food>>


Malmö's aim for 100% renewables

In conjunction with the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), ICLEI World Secretariat is compiling case studies on topics related to renewable energy in cities. One of the themes is ambitious target settings by municipalities, with goals for 100% renewables, and particularly how the municipality is going about this in its master plan or other policies. Download report here »

Green Cooperation Denmark Sweden

Now we can offer through Green Cooperation a full service to foreign delegations who wants to see green solutions in the Öresund Region. With the new service it will be possible for delegations to visit both Denmark and Sweden in just a couple of hours. Read more here »

Cov of mayors film

Malmö is aiming further

Malmo is a signatory to the Covenant of Mayors, along with over 3000 other cities, all committed to reducing carbon emissions by at least 20% by 2020. This film produced for a Covenant of Mayor conference describes some of the measures taking place in Malmö. See the film on Youtube

Sustainable City Malmö

By 2020, the City of Malmö's own organization will be climate neutral and by 2030 the whole municipality will run on 100% renewable energy.

Environmental Programme 2009-2020

Magazine about Sustainable City Malmö

No ridiculous car trips on Youtube

No ridiculous car trips in Malmö!

The successful and awarded mobility campaign "No ridiculous car trips" in Malmö is now presented with a short film on Youtube. The film shows how City of Malmö promotes bicycling with attitude.

Study tours in sustainable Malmö

If you would like to visit Malmö and see housing districts with renewable energy, green roofs and solar power please contact us.
To study tours information »

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