This pre-COP21 initiative of the "greenest city in Europe", signatory to the Covenant of Mayors and pioneer in a number of energy fields, once again demonstrates the city’s high environmental ambitions.
Energy Cities’ Executive Director Claire Roumet has been invited to the official event. She praised Växjö’s outstanding and long-lasting efforts in making dentralised and inclusive energy policies a standard in Europe. "The energy transition needs audacious local decision-makers who dare going further than their national level ambitions. Cities like Växjö are showing us the way to the COP21 and beyond!"
Almost 20 years ago, Växjö set itself the goal of becoming fossil fuel-free by 2030. To achieve this objective, the city fosters cooperation, both at city level and with other governance levels. The identified focus areas are:
- energy supply,
- sustainable travel,
- collaboration and leadership.
In close collaboration with public and private actors, Växjö has been turning words into action since the 1970s in its environmental work and can proudly show the world that it is possible to work locally towards a global sustainable future.
See the full-text Declaration released during Växjö’s Earth Week
The City of Växjö has been a member of Energy Cities since 2002 and plays an active part in the network’s Board of Directors.
See their best practices.