With the increase in the urban population, climate change has become a problem. Every city around the globe is fighting against climate change. Now, after the SARS COVID-19 pandemic issue had become more prominent. It has become important to build the cities green and better.
Stockholm, the capital of Sweden, is leading as a global role model for the green transition. But how? Let’s understand.
What is Stockholm doing?
Stockholm has the ambition to become fossil-free and climate positive by 2040. The city has been growing and has observed a decline in the number of people. The people moved to different cities during the pandemic.
The city is offering business communities and testbeds for the research. By doing, so the city is enabling businesses to scale up their low carbon solutions while creating a hub for startups and innovation.
The Stockholm Royal Seaport
The Stockholm Royal Seaport is the testbed where new ideas and methods are, tried out. The goal of the initiative is to inspire other cities, companies, and researchers to go green. Stockholm Royal Seaport is the largest urban development area in northern Europe.
The Stockholm Royal Seaport is being transformed into an urban waterfront district. The urban district has all social facilities, with 12,000 new homes and 35,000 workplaces. The best thing about the initiative is, it has locals involved throughout the process. Women safety and urban feminist planning are involved in the process of growing the city.
Statement from the Mayor
About the plan Mayor of the city, Anna Koing Jerlmyr, stated, Within the project, ongoing consultations with citizens have led to the expansion of pedestrian and bicycle lanes and the development of more intuitive recycling systems. With over 150 households in the area, research also conducted a study to test smart energy solutions.
He further added that residents became more aware of their energy consumption as they could view it on an app in real-time and control their spending and climate impact by using their appliances more smartly.
More About the Initiative
Stockholm is also working to decrease the carbonization emerging from transports. The initiative is called the “electrification pact.”This is to expand the charging infrastructure of the city. It will also increase the sales and the use of electric vehicles.
The electrification pact will help to build a fossil fuel society. The pact is also a major step towards the Stockholmers to be comfortable and confident in spending on electric vehicles.
Most probably, every city fights with the same problem of housing, waste management, water, and energy. While working like this, Stockholm has left an example for the cities. One should know about climate change and how to reduce it. This becomes the duty of the generation to save the resources for the future generation. Stockholm is doing it.
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