Mayor Anna König Jerlmyr, Elected 2018

Case Studies

The New Slussen project and reconstruction is vital for the entire Stockholm region around Lake Mälaren. The New Slussen will both protect key infrastructure from flooding, and secure the drinking water basin for two million people.

The project will redesign and retrofit the existing 80-year-old structure. Intended to last for another 100 years, the new facility incorporates elements of climate resilience and flexibility by design. The foundations of the New Slussen facility will be oversized for current conditions in order to bear the heavier loads from rising sea levels and the higher flood gates that are projected to become necessary from 2050 onwards.

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Stockholm Royal Seaport

January 17, 2015 Stockholm

The Stockholm Royal Seaport (SRS) project is transforming the old industrial port area into a modern city environment for both residents and businesses, setting the standard for creating a fossil-fuel free Stockholm. The project will improve the city’s sustainability by providing 12,000 apartments and 35,000 work places, which will be combined with space for recreation, thereby creating a dynamic and vibrant living and working space.

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In August 2007, Stockholm will become the second European city after London to introduce a congestion charge. Sweden’s new Alliance government made the decision following a successful seven-month trial in 2006, which reduced CO2 emissions by 14% or 25,000 tons annually, and traffic by 22% or 100,000 passengers/per day. Revenue raised from the reintroduced congestion charge should partly fund a new bypass road, 'Förbifart Stockholm', and inner city traffic improvements.

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Stockholm has the highest percentage of clean vehicles in Europe. Not only are its City fleets well on the way to being 100% clean by 2010, but thanks to City and federal incentives the citizens of Stockholm are also going green at a fast rate, with 30,000 vehicles or 5% of all vehicles now either hybrid or using biofuels.
By removing market barriers, the City has helped create a boom in the sales of ethanol, hybrid and biogas cars. The City’s commitment to expanding the use of biofuels has had profound effect on CO2 emissions – for example, the use of E5 has reduced more than 100,000 tons CO2 annually.

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