Uppsala is a Pilot City
Uppsala Municipality, Uppsala’s municipal waste management company Uppsala Vatten, Uppsala’s municipal housing company Uppsalahem and the local foundation STUNS work together to test and implement innovative approaches to rapid decarbonisation.
Uppsala is part of EU’s NetZeroCities Pilot Cities Programme with the two-year project Scale Up (Systematic Climate Action to Lower Emissions in Uppsala). The Programme supports the EU’s Mission “100 Climate-Neutral and Smart Cities by 2030”.
Wants to redefine Uppsala’s climate governance
Although widely regarded as one of Europe’s most sustainable mid-sized cities, Uppsala is not on track to meet its long-term climate goals. In fact, the pace of Uppsala’s climate transition will need to increase at least fivefold to reach net neutrality by 2030 and get in line with a 1.5-degree pathway.
To close this gap, the NetZeroCities pilot activities aim to:
- redefine Uppsala’s climate governance through the development of a new municipal carbon budget
- boost Uppsala’s circular economy by promoting material flows in the building sector and developing recycling schemes that support private households
- empower local stakeholders in the climate transition.
Funded through NetZeroCities
The project has received funding through NetZeroCities from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 101036519.