Klimatkommunerna Sweden


Name of the Hosting Project Partner:
Contact person(s) for Study Visit (Name, e-mail):


Name of the Measure:


Type: (autonomous or part of an integrated action plan?)


Topic addressed:

  • Integrated energy
  • Transport mobility
  • Land use planning
Managing Organisation (if not project partner, please provide name of the organization and website):


Geographic Coverage (Country/Region):

35 municipalities

Starting Date and Expected Ending of the tool or measure:

2011 – 2015

Beneficiaries / Target Group:

35 municipalities

Rationale (starting point, challenge, objectives, initiator/s and stakeholders involved):

Klimatkommunerna started as a network in 2003 and was transformed into an association in 2008. Today (February 2015) the association has 35 municipalities and county council members with altogether roughly 3 million inhabitants.

The overall aim of Klimatkommunerna is to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in Sweden. The association supports municipalities that want to work with the climate change issue and be a proactive participant in the national climate work, by highlighting the opportunities, barriers and driving forces that are important for achieving good results. Members of Klimatkommunerna meet regularly and exchange experiences of local actions, lobby towards the national level and show in debate articles, a monthly newsletter and social media how much is already happening on the local level. Klimatkommunerna disseminates information and experiences on local climate change initiatives and raise awareness on climate issues. The association also cooperates on an international level with other similar networks and other Covenant of Mayors Supporting Structures.

Municipalities who are interested in joining Klimatkommunerna are invited to take a membership test which is designed to indicate the overall strength of their work in the field, and how diverse the work is (energy, transport, procurement, communication etc). Municipalities who score higher than a certain score on the test are invited by the board to become members.



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From the starting, did you apply any change in design and implementation? Any corrective action?
What are the lessons learned for your region? For other regions? What would be conditions for potential transfer?


What are the next steps/follow up actions?


Additional comments:

Telefon: +46 (0)46 359 93 28

E-post: kansliet@klimatkommunerna.se

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