Uppsala Municipality
Sweden

Population: 207981
Area of jurisdiction: 2234.47 km2

Commitments

  Community Government
Absolute base year GHG reduction target: 100% by 2030 (1990) n/a
Baseline scenario (BAU) GHG reduction target: n/a n/a
Fixed-level GHG reduction target: n/a n/a
Carbon intensity reduction target: 100% by 2050 (1990) n/a
Renewable energy target: n/a Fossil fuel free public transportation% by 2020
Energy efficiency target: n/a 25% by 2020 (2009)
Government and Community: CO2(e) targets

Performance

Community GHG Emissions
Total ( n/a ):  0 tCO2e
Government GHG Emissions
Total ( 2011 ):  64,869 tCO2e

Other available GHG inventories: , 1990, 2000, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011

Mitigation actions

The Rosendal district - first in Citylab Action
Citylab Action aims to provide conditions for a dedicated and effective process where the goals of sustainable urban development is reached. The Sweden Green Building Council (SGBC) has along with the environment industry produced a guide for sustainable urban development which formulates both sustainability objectives and the framework for a good process control to enable this. The district Rosendal in Uppsala was the first project to be signed up to Citylab Action. Start year  
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Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
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Water programme
The water program for Uppsala municipality includes objectives and measures how state water areas will get better water, how lakes and rivers developes from a recreational point of view and how we climate-secure the water management. Start year  
Sector Other Emissions
Type Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
Status In progress
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Bicycle plan
The bicycle policy shall permeate all planning and decisions in order to make the objectives of bicycle traffic a reality. The bicycle traffic in Uppsala is an important part of the work to: • Improve public health • Create an attractive urban environment • Reduce the car traffic share of trips in Uppsala Start year  
Sector Transport
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Status In progress
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Programme for nature conservation
The programme for nature conservation talks about the municipality's responsibility in nature conservation within the municipal boundaries. The municipality's environmental objectives for conservation are: 1. Outdoor grounds for experiences and health 2. Sustainable Forests 3. A varied agricultural 4. Thriving wetlands 5. Living lakes and streams 6. A rich flora and fauna Start year  
Sector Other Emissions
Type Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
Status Completed
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Action programme for air 2014-2021
Uppsala Municipality has since 2006 worked under an Action programme for air. The program has been complemented by additional measures such as a ban on studded tires and the introduction of a low emission zone for heavy vehicles in the central city. The Action program aims to reduce particulate matter and nitrogen dioxide in urban air. The program will also allow the municipality to live up to the demands for environmental quality that both the EU and Sweden have set. Studded ban on Main Street as well as an environmental zone in the inner city are examples of measures that will provide a better urban air. The action program was approved in 2006 and is revised as needed or every six years. This revised action programme was approved in 2014. Start year  
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Development of new Energy plan
In 2015 it was decided to draft a new energy plan under the Act on municipal energy planning. The energy plan should include a strategy developed collaboration with key community stakeholders. The old energy plan was approved in 2001. Start year  
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Type Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
Status In progress
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Policy for Sustainable Development
A sustainable society means that social cohesion, economic development and prosperity is combined with a good and safe environment for its citizens. The challenges in a society that constantly change are many. The ability to achieve sustainable development with a particular focus on growth, public health and the environment is reached with energy, commitment, and a clear focus. Collaboration, long-term and continuous monitoring is necessary to ensure that we gradually develop in the desired direction. The policy for Sustainable Development is the framework for Uppsala Municipality's efforts on this issue. The policy is being processed. Uppsala will work actively to reduce climate gas emissions, through improved management of energy, sustainable travel and promote new technologies. Emphasis will also be to facilitate people in their living habits to reduce environmental impact. Start year  
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Type Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
Status In progress
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Stormwater program
The purpose of the stormwater program is to create a long-term sustainable stormwater management in the municipality of Uppsala, from a water quality as well as quantity terms. The program with complementary guide provides frames and guidance for the management of storm water in the municipality. A sustainable stormwater management in Uppsala is achieved by working towards four overarching goals: - Conserve the water balance - Create a robust storm water management - Take the recipient into account - Enrich the urban landscape Start year  
Sector Industrial
Type Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
Status In progress
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Strategy for lighting
The strategy for the lighting of Uppsala consists of basic statements about the importance of light and principles of lighting in the municipality. Lighting in Uppsala will be implemented with a long-term sustainability, for example by using LED in the streetlights, use more energy-efficient light sources in order to decrease the environmental impact. Start year  
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Type Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
Status In progress
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Parking policy
The parking policy of Uppsala Municipality aims to create an attractive urban environment and increased walking, cycling and public transport. The managing and planning of parking in Uppsala will work towards less environmental impact from traffic among other objectives. Start year  
Sector Transport
Type Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
Status In progress
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Ecological Framework for programs and plans
The purpose of the framework for ecological sustainability is to create a coherent and comprehensive control of programs and plans in the strategic work for an ecologically sustainable development in Uppsala. Start year  
Sector Other Emissions
Type Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
Status In progress
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Waste plan 2014-2022
The municipal waste plan is about increasing recycling, reducing the amount of wrongly sorted waste and make citizens more involved in waste management. A good working environment for those who manage waste are also an important part of the plan. Start year  
Sector Waste
Type Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
Status In progress
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Klimaträtt - See, understand, and change your daily climate impact (Pilot project)
Accommodation in an apartment building in Uppsala has been testing how much they have been able to reduce their personal carbon footprint by having gained access to climate-friendly solutions, knowledge and inspiration. They have also been the first to use a unique app developed for the Project that gave them direct feedback of the climate impact different choices in everyday life had. After six months, the active participants in the project have reduced their carbon footprint by an average of 31% - without great sacrifices. It shows that there is a huge, untapped potential to reduce our impact on the climate in everyday life. Once you come across the first threshold, it is easy, says most of the project participants. The next step is to see if the project can be scaled up, how and in what way. Start year  
Sector Other Emissions
Type Education/Awareness Raising
Status Completed
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Milestone 8: sustainable trades, businesses and green work
Milestone 8 in the environmental- and climate change programme for the period 2014-2023. By 2023 is Uppsala municipality one of the best municipalities in Sweden on environmental- and climate driven business development through effective collaboration between the local economic and social life. Start year  
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Type Organizational/Governance
Status In progress
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Milestone 7: Increase sustainable construction and valorisation
Milestone 7 in the environmental- and climate change programme for the period 2014-2023. The work done by the municipality to promote a non-toxic, resource- and energy-efficient Construction and valorisation have resulted in Uppsala being one of the main municipalities in Sweden with respect to sustainable construction 2020. For this it's necessary that a for the line of business voluntary programme for Construction and renovation is established 2026 at the latest and is gradually implemented. All development projects on municipal land develops and applies programmes for sustainable Construction in association with the municipality. Start year  
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Type Organizational/Governance
Status In progress
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Milestone 6: 100% organic foods 2023
Milestone 6 in the environmental- and climate change programme for the period 2014-2023. The amount of organic foods in businesses financed by the municipality shall be 100% by 2023. Start year  
Sector Other Emissions
Type Organizational/Governance
Status In progress
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Milestone 5: Sustainable procurement for a non-toxic environment 2020
Milestone 5 in the environmental- and climate change programme for the period 2014-2023. the goal is that all procurement of goods, services and Contractors shall follow the advanced demands of the Environmental Management Council (Miljöstyrningsrådet) or equivalent by 2020 at the latest. The focus should be on reduction/substitution/phase-out of environmentally hazardous and harmful substances. Start year  
Sector Other Emissions
Type Organizational/Governance
Status In progress
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Milestone 4: 25% more energy efficient organization by 2020
Milestone 4 in the environmental- and climate change programme for the period 2014-2023. Energy efficiency is needed in order to make the renewable resources to last and so be able to replace fossil fuels with renewable ones. The energy efficiency of indirect energy consumption shall correspond to at least a 25 % decrease by 2020 (compared to 2014) according to the authorities and boards of Uppsala municipality. The direct energy consumption by the municipal organization shall in direct measurements in total be unchanged at the most by 2020 compared to 2009. Start year  
Sector Other Emissions
Type Organizational/Governance
Status In progress
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Milestone 3: Fossil free communal fleet by 2020, fossil fuel free machinery and climate neutral procured transports by 2023
Milestone 3 in the environmental- and climate change programme for the period 2014-2023. The goal is that the municipality's own vehicles shall be fossil fuel free by 2020. The machinery and procured transports shall be fossil fuel free or climate neutral by 2023 at the latest. Start year  
Sector Transport
Type Organizational/Governance
Status In progress
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Milestone 2: Solar energy - from pilot to everyday life
Milestone 2 in the environmental- and climate change programme for the period 2014-2023. The goal is that approximately 30 MW effect of solar energy have been installed by 2020 and approximately 100 MW by 2030. Start year  
Sector Other Emissions
Type Organizational/Governance
Status In progress
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Milestone 1: Renewable and climate neutral heating 2020
Milestone 1 in the environmental- and climate change programme for the period 2014-2023. The goal is that the energy supply for heating in Uppsala and Uppsala municipality comes from renewable energy resources or climate neutral production by 2020. Start year  
Sector Other Emissions
Type Organizational/Governance
Status In progress
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Awareness and partnerships- Uppsala climate protocol programming period III, 2015-2018
The third and current programming period of the project Uppsala climate protocol started in September 2015, thirty-three organizations signed the protocol. As in the first and second programming period, the participants are spread over a wide number of businesses/sectors. Each member are obliged to set targets and measures, the results are then measured against a baseline year. The focus groups in the third period consist of six different themes: energy efficiency, solar energy, sustainable travel, sustainable freight transports, plastic reduction and sustainable development for city planning, where the last one is a completely new focus group for this period. Start year  
Sector Other Emissions
Type Education/Awareness Raising
Status In progress
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Governance: Roadmap Climate Neutral Uppsala
Using the several roadmaps tha EU has developed on energy and greenhouse gas emissions and the national roadmap and climate neutrality (to 2050), a local Uppsala roadmap will be developed. The software LEAP by SEI will be used - mastered by the two universities in Uppsala in cooperation. The process the roadmap, Uppsala Climate Protocoll II will be used. How fast can Uppsala go climate neutral? 2030? 2040? 2050? Start year 2013
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Type Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
Status Completed
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Environmental & Climate change programme 2014-2023
A joint Environmental & Climate Change Programme has been developed at the executive office for the period 2014-2023. It involves eight milestones which is supposed to work as an incentive for a fast progress towards a sustainable society in general and the overall environmental- and climate goals. The target for greenhouse gas emission is a 30% reduction by 2020 (1990), 90% reduction by 2040, more than 100% by 2050 (climate positive Uppsala) and 110% by 2070. By 2030 shall the emission of greenhouse gases from energy use, transports and machines in Uppsala geography be close to zero and based on renewable energy sources. Start year 2013
Sector Other Emissions
Type Organizational/Governance
Status In progress
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Awareness and partnerships- Uppsala climate protocol programming period II, 2012-2015
The second programming period of the project Uppsala climate protocol started in June 2012 and twenty-nine organizations signed the protocol. As in the first programming period, the participants were spread over a wide number of businesses/sectors. Each member were obliged to set targets and measures, the results were then measured against a base-line year (2011). The themes of the focus groups in this period were: energy efficiency, solar energy, waste, sustainable freight transports and sustainable travel. The result showed that the emissions of greenhouse gas from the members decreased by 11% during the period, compared to 2011. This was more than the goal of a reduction with 4,5%. Start year 2012
Sector Other Emissions
Type Education/Awareness Raising
Status Completed
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Awareness and partnerhips- Uppsala climate protocol programming period I, 2010-2012
In the spring of 2010 Uppsala initiated the project Uppsala climate protocol. The objective of the project is to secure the city’s long-term climate- and energy goals for Uppsala’s geographical area by involving actors in Uppsala both from the public and private sector. The participants of the protocol are organizations with a proven ability in regards to climate and energy efficiency actions in the private and public sector within Uppsala. The aim is to develop more specific strategies and measures for different activity-sectors with special regard to circumstances that are unique to Uppsala. Seventeen organizations participated during the first phase of the project, which run 2010 to 2012. The outcome was a reduction of greenhouse gas emissions with 7,6% in 2011 compared to 2009. The goal was a reduction with 3,7%. The reason for this greater reduction was that the fuel for the production of the district heating system changed to involving more wood. The members also started to buy more carbon dioxide-neutral district heating, which increased the changing rate further. Start year 2010
Sector Other Emissions
Type Education/Awareness Raising
Status Completed
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Promoting new energy technology- Partnerships
Several large and competent companies in the energy service factor are established in Uppsala. Several organizations in Uppsala with which the City is cooperating with develop and serve as a source for knowledge about energy systems. STUNS is a foundation by the universities, business and the City and the County adminstration to foster business development based on innovations from the academy. STUNS Energy (former the Energy House) functions as a bridge between the academic arena and the private industry with the objective to develop new clean-tech products with the aim to mitigate climate change and develop business and work opportunities. The Mälardalen Energy Agency is a resource of knowledge and competence towards municipalities in mainly the Mälardalen-area. By contributing to mproved awareness in strategies for energy and climate they promote the region’s sustainable energy development. Start year 2008
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Type Education/Awareness Raising
Status In progress
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Awareness and partnerships: Energy Efficiency Agreement
In June 2010 Uppsala signed an agreement with the Swedish Energy Agency which requires municipal organizations to increase their energy efficiency from a system perspective. The agreement covers a time frame from 2010 to 2014 and the work includes: • Having a baseline year described in terms of energy use and CO2e-emissions. • An evaluation of current climate policies and goals • Defined goals for 2014 and 2020. • An action plan towards 2014. The goals for 2014 were divided into two parts; properties and transportation. The target for properties stipulated a decrease of energy use by 3,4 % (absolute at the same time building 500 apartments/year and extending municipal services to a growing population) compared to the base year (2009). In absolute figures that is a decrease by around 11 900 000 kWh compared to the base year (2009). The goal for 2020 is a decrease by 19% (32 800 000 kWh). The target for transportations stipulates a decrease of energy use by 10% by 2014. In absolute figures the decrease is about 348 000 kWh. The goal for 2020 is a decrease by 25% (870 000 kWh). Analysis of the goals for properties and transports shows that the municipality as a whole is in phase with the objectives for properties before 2014, but the transports have increased and we are not in phase with these goals. Start year 2010
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Type Education/Awareness Raising
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Awareness and partnerships: Sustainable Uppsala
The communication platform Eco Smart were initiated in 2012 and later rebranded to Sustainable Uppsala. The platform for Sustainable Uppsala is under development in 2016. The purpose of the Eco Smart-campaign was twofolded: (1) to inform the public in an easy, informative way about the activities and mitigations the City of Uppsala does in order to reduce the city’s ecologcial and carbon footprint and to increase energy efficiency, (2) to involve the citizen in the efforts to reach the common environmental goals - because both the City and the citizens need to work together. The message was: "We (the City) facilitate for you (the citizen) to live and work eco-friendly. Together we will build a sustainable future." For example the campaign informed citizens (1) about the energy efficient pre-schools (2) that the City has extended public transportation so that now the citizen has the possiblity to go even more by bus. The Eco Smart campaign started in the autumn of 2012 with information posted on the municipal website. Start year 2012
Sector Other Emissions
Type Education/Awareness Raising
Status In progress
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Energy: Holmfrid
The Swedish National Board of Housing, Building and Planning, Boverket, regulate how much energy allowed to be consumed per m2 and year. In 2012, the energy consumption per m2 and year is not allowed to exceed 90 kWh. Uppsalahem’s new facility, Holmfrid, designed to consume as little as 45 kWh per m2 and year was finished in 2013 and is classified as an Eco-building Silver according to the Sweden Green Building Council (SGBC). The radically low energy consumption will be achieved by recycling of ventilation air, energy efficient windows, properly isolated walls and several other mitigations. In all new buildings, Uppsalahem install a system that allows for the resident to measure their water consumption. The system implies that a resident simply pays for his or hers own consumption of water and through the system can monitor changes of water consumption. Studies show that individual measurement and debiting reduce the consumption of water with 10- 30 % per resident. Start year 2010
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Type Regulatory
Status Completed
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Energy: Solar-powered charging station
In the summer of 2012 the City’s first charging pole for the administration first electric cars powered by energy from solar cells were build. The charging pole is connected to a trade system for energy run by the company Solelia Greentech called Solbanken™. Every produced kWh is saved at an account so that the energy can be used at any time a day, any time a year. The charging pole are estimated to produce electricity for 1000 (European) mile per year and car. Since the electricity is produced solely through energy from the sun, there are no emissions of greenhouse gases from the production or the use of the electricity as fuel. Start year 2011
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Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status Completed
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Follow-up and governance: Long range energy and CO2e emission scenarios
Uppsala use a system approach to climate mitigations and the geographical area of Uppsala that is described in an energy and climate model developed in a modelling tool called LEAP. LEAP (Long range Energy Alternatives Planning system) is a software tool for energy policy analysis and climate change mitigation assessment developed at the Stockholm Environment Institute. Through data supplied from the members of the Uppsala Climate Protocol (phase 1) scenarios were modelled in 2010. The data included information about the member’s base-year (2009) figures and specific goals on effects and activities until 2011. The scenarios were modelled for 2020, 2030 and 2050 and into a “business as usual-scenario” and an “actor’s scenario”. The latter scenario was based on the “best practices” actions delivered by the members who most likely will be needed to secure the long-term CO2e-goals. For more information see “The Uppsala Climate Protocol”. The scenarios has since then been worked on further in cooperation with SLU and Vattenfall in 2011 and 2012. Start year 2009
Sector Other Emissions
Type Organizational/Governance
Status Completed
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Follow-up and governance: The Sustainable Portal - greenhouse gas bookkeeping
In 2009, Uppsala started to implement an energy and climateaccounting and decision support system called The Sustainability Portal. The system can manage all energy and climate statistics for the municipal organization and is now extended to include statistics for the Climate Protocol members as well. The thought behind using The Sustainability Portal is the ability to easily follow the energy use and mitigation activities in all sectors and from a system perspective. It works very much like bookkeeping and follow along economical principles. Since Uppsala encourages the development of these kinds of systems, the municipality have served as a “guinea pig”. The city has made suggestions about what should be added or changed in the system. Today the system is available for other organizations and municipality’s as well. Start year 2009
Sector Other Emissions
Type Organizational/Governance
Status In progress
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Food: Farmers own market
Since 2011 Farmers own market is held once a week in Uppsala (spring, fall and december), initiated by the City and other stakeholders. The farms that sell their product at the market need to acquire a couple of criteria’s; the farms cannot be placed outside a 250 kilometre radius from the marketplace and the farmers have to have produced and farmed the products they are selling themselves. In 2012 about 40 producers participated in the market, a number that was similar in 2015. The intention of the market is to promote locally produced and orgnaic products within the municipality. Start year 2011
Sector Other Emissions
Type Public Participation/Stakeholder engagement
Status In progress
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Food: Lower food waste in public schools through a competition
During one week during the fall 2012 all the public schools in Uppsala, which includes about 60 schools, are going to measure how much food that are thrown away. The same measurement will then be done during one week in the spring of 2013. The results will be compared with each other. The goal is to lower the amount food thrown away with 10 % and the winning school will get a tempting prize. Start year 2012
Sector Waste
Type Education/Awareness Raising
Status Completed
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Energy: Östra Sala backe
The new city district Östra Sala Backe will be a pilot project for sustainable building using robust materials, a good indoors climate and healthy buildings. Östra Sala backe will become Uppsala’s most climate-adapted area, contribute to climate neutrality in Uppsala and counteract the greenhouse effect. The latest in the area of technology and technical knowledge will be used and experiences benefited from. This applies to areas such as energy, waste, water and drains, rainwater, building technology, building materials and transport. System effects and recycling, a life cycle perspective and cooperation, quality and effectiveness are important factors when choosing solutions. Most of the construction project is planned to be finished in the mid 2020s. Throughout the planning process, actors and contractors have been deeply involved in the conceptual work in a series of workshops where the focus have been on quality and sustainability issues. During the phase, cooperation between stakeholders has been formed and forms of cooperation established. The goal with the workshops has been to raise awareness and increase the participant’s knowledge about quality and sustainable issues in building processes. In addition the workshop have served as “think-tank’s” where the participants have “brainstormed” about innovative solutions that can be used in the building process of Östra Sala Backe. This is in contrast to the usual process where the city lays down detailed environmental targets and criteria in advance. Start year 2012
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Type Assessment/Research
Status In progress
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Energy: Efficient sewage treatment
In 2011 a heat pump were installed in one of the plants for sewage treatment in Uppsala. The pump uses treated sewage water as source for heat and is estimated to reduce the energy consumption by 15 % or around 60 000 kWh per year. Start year 2011
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Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status Completed
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Energy: No more oil!
In 2012 only a couple of oil boilers remain in the City's buildings. The City has a strategic collaborated with Bionär Närvärme AB in order to develop local district heating based on biofuel in the smaller towns and conurbations in the municipality. For example a new plant producing heat based on biofuel and/or pellets have been built in the small conurbation Gåvsta. The heat produced in the plant is used by the school in the area that earlier used oil boilers in the energy production. Start year 2008
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Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status Completed
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Energy: Automatic ventilation adjustment in the City Concert hall and Conference establishment
As system that automatically adjusted the temperature in the different conference halls in the Concert hall of the city of Uppsala were put into use and improved. The system adjusts the temperature in the halls based on information from the booking system. When a conference hall is registered as booked, the temperature in the room is automatically adjusted to a predefined one. This means that the ventilation or heating in the room only starts when it is going to be used. The mitigation has resulted in a reduction of energy consumption by almost 27 % or 54 kwh/m2 from 2010- 2011. The prognosis for 2012 is that the consumption will decrease additionally by 20- 30 %. Start year 2010
Sector Buildings
Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status Completed
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Transportation: Sustainable transportation of goods
The City of Uppsala coordinates internal transportation of procured goods. The coordination reduces the emissions of greenhouse gases and the number of vehicles needed as well as increasing the cost- efficiency of the transportations. According to an evaluation of the project, the direct emissions of carbondioxide from the transportation of goods decreased by 20-30 %. In 2016, experience from this project is being used in a work on getting a neighborhood with a lot of trade free of transports. Start year 2007
Sector Transport
Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status In progress
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Awareness and partnerships: Climate Negotiations Role-play COP 18
In 2011 the City of Uppsala and The Uppsala Peace Museum arranged a role-play for students at several "gymnasier" (the Swedish eqvivalent to high-school) in Uppsala. Around 300 students participated. The role-play, that was developed by Plan Sweden and United Nations Association Sweden, is a simulation of the international negotiations about climate issues initiated by UN. Some of the students were given the part as a delegate from a certain country and some were appointed to be president or vice president of the negotiation. The students were then asked to discuss a certain climate-related issue, every delegate from their country’s point of view. Start year 2011
Sector Other Emissions
Type Education/Awareness Raising
Status Completed
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Follow-up and goverance: Strandbokilen
In 2011 an intersection (“Strandbokilen”) in Uppsala was renovated. Throughout the whole construction process the volume of materials, amount of fuel and number of machines used was reported in The Sustainability Portal. The system allowed the City of Uppsala to analyse scope 3 emissions. The Sustainable Portal enable Uppsala to, in a simple way, survey the volume of emissions caused by the renovation as well as from what part of the process the majority of the emissions inherit from. Start year 2011
Sector Transport
Type Organizational/Governance
Status Completed
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Awarness and partnerships: Biogas + agricultural community
In 2012 the City of Uppsala started a new project in collaboration with Biogas East Co-operation, the county of Uppsala, Swedish university of agricultural science and other municipalities in the county. The project aims to multiply the production of biogas in Uppsala County and will focus on how to increase the production of biogas within the agricultural sector. Possibilities for farmers and other stakeholders to produce biogas in collaboration, in order to lower the financial risk for the individual farmer, will be investigated. In addition courses about biogas will be held for interested farmers and a strategy for the production and use of biogas in Uppsala County will be developed. The project will also co-fund several pre-studies of farm-based production of biogas. The main purpose of the project is to ensure that the great potential of production of biogas in Uppsala will be realized. The project resulted in: - Increased knowledge and interest in biogas in the county and region - Study of the demand and supply of biogas in Uppsala County - Study of the interaction concept and risk minimization - Referral version of a biogas strategy for Uppsala County (development and anchoring continues after the termination of the project) The results from the project will be incorporated into the Biogas East's continued operations. The work on a county-wide biogas strategy will continue and it will serve as the basis for Biogas East's strategic activities in the county. Start year 2012
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Type Education/Awareness Raising
Status Completed
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Awareness and partnerships: Spearhead Cities
In 2003 the Swedish Energy Agency initiated “Sustainable municipality” (translation: “Uthållig Kommun”). The intention of the project is for the agency to support municipalities in the expanding and strengthening of local energy development. The agency work as an information and network resource for the municipalities. But the municipalities do the actual work and financing. Uppsala participated in the second period 2008- 2011. Our themes were Physical planning and energy, Climate strategies and Out-door low-energi ligtning. The focus for the participation in the third period (2011-2014) was "Transport lean early planning", "Energi efficient renovation of social housing from the 60's" and "New roles for the energy companies in a new market and energy situation". Start year 2008
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Type Education/Awareness Raising
Status Completed
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Awareness and partnerships: Creating Tomorrow
Creating Tomorrow” (translation: Skapa morgondagen) is a sustainablity network for the construction and property business in Uppsala, sustained by the City and supporte by the two universities in Uppsala. It was initated by the local construction company Sh Bygg in conmemoration Linneus in 2007. The purpose of Creating Tomorrow is to promote sustainable development in Uppsala by contributing through an active dialogue between the construction and property sector, the City and the academia by sharing experience, debating developments and eventually initiating joint projects. Start year 2007
Sector Other Emissions
Type Education/Awareness Raising
Status Completed
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Awareness and Partnerships: Biogas East Co-operation
Biogas East, a regional project promoting biomethane in mideastern Sweden since 2008, aims to strengthen cooperation between municipalities, producers, distributors and end users of biomethane, thereby increasing the number of production plants, filling stations and vehicle fleets fuelled by biomethane. Start year 2008
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Type Education/Awareness Raising
Status In progress
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Energy: Uppsalahem phasing out oil
The public-serviced cooperation Uppsalahem, that build and rent apartments within the city of Uppsala, have since 2007 been working with phasing out the use of fossil fuel in energy production. Start year 2007
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Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status In progress
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Transportation: Establishing trunk lines for public transportation
By establishing trunk lines (for buses) in the city that run with high frequency the accessibility of public transportation will increase. The purpose of trunk lines is that the buses on the trunk lines will departure so often that the passengers don’t feel the need to use a time table. The goal is to increase the use of public transportation and as a direct consequence of this; reduce travelling by car and meet the climate target. In 2016 four of the bus lines in the city of Uppsala are so called trunk lines. The line sections of the buses will be updated in 2016 and the infrastructure will be adapted. The new bus network will preliminary be in service in 2017 where one more trunk line will be added. Start year 2009
Sector Transport
Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status In progress
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Energy: Energy efficient preschools
Ångelsta preschool was designed to be very energy efficient. The preschool has through the use of high standard technical solutions, like solar panels, purposely designed insulation and energy efficient lightning system decreased its energy use substantially. The building is heated through district heating. The distribution within the building is transported by radiator and floor heating systems. From the refrigeration system used for freezers and coolers in the kitchen, heat is recovered and used in the floor heating system. The building has 162 m2 of solar panels on the roof. They generate a maximum of 21 kW and approximately 17 000 kWh of electric energy per year. The possibility to install a charging pole exists and certain preparations to do so have been made. The idea is to let excess energy from the preschool's solar panels be used as fuel for electric cars. There is also discussions about selling the excess energy or to keep it into the “sun bank” that the municipality uses as a source of energy. A Variable Volume (VV) ventilation system have been installed. The system automatically adjusts both heating and ventilation depending on time a day. When the preschool is closed, the airflow lowers which saves energy. The installation at Ångelsta was the first one in Uppsala; in the future the system will be installed in several other facilities. The preschool used approximately 220 MWh of energy in 2015. Two other energy efficient pre- schools have been built, in Skogsbacka and Almunge. At Almunge preschool solar collectors have been installed. At Skogsbacka, which is placed outside the district heating system, a heat pump will be installed. Almunge elemantary school and preschool used approximately 1500 MWh together in 2015 compared to the 1900 MWh used in 2014. Skogsbacken used approximately 85 MWh electricity in 2015. Start year 2009
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Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status Completed
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Transportation: Education in ecodriving
During 2009 the Healthcare and education department started courses for their employees in eco-driving. The Healthcare and education department services all the public home care services, which mean that the department uses cars to a relatively large extent. The project was successful, 163 employees was educated in eco-driving which led to an average decreased of fuel consumption with 10, 4 % during the education phase. Courses was organized in 2010 and 2011 as well, and was taken over by the technology and service department in 2013. This course didn't receive the same amount of participants, which can be due to the fact that eco driving started to get included in the driving license. Start year 2009
Sector Other Emissions
Type Education/Awareness Raising
Status Completed
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Transportation: Communication project: How to convert habitual cardrivers to daily buscommuters
The intention of the project was to identify which aspects that has to be considered and what changes that has to be made to accomplish an increased use of public transportation by the citizens in Uppsala. The project, called DinKoll, was really two projects; one that offered everyday car-commuters to, for free, travel with public transportation from and to work for one month. The other project offered families that recently moved to or within the municipality a trial-card. Both projects were evaluated through a series of questionnaires. The commuter project were also evaluated through the participants travel-diaries. Six months after the commuter-project finished, over 50 % of the participants still commuted by public transportation regularly (at least three days/week). The project with newly moved that got to try to commute with public transportation wasn’t as successful, but car use amongst the participants still decreased from 10% to 5 %, by the end of the project ended. Start year 2011
Sector Transport
Type Education/Awareness Raising
Status Completed
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Transportation Public bus prioritizing in traffic signals
In 2008 a project with the intention to, by giving public buses priority in traffic signals, reducing the travel-time of certain bus lines in the Uppsala city area. The system will also reduce stops, idling driving and give the traffic a more even flow. These results are going to add to the appeal of public transportation as well as to reduce emissions. Tests of the system show that the prioritizing shortens every trip by about 80 second in rush hours. The system is one of a kind in Sweden and could serve as an example of a mitigated action for other cities in the country. Start year 2008
Sector Transport
Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status Completed
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Energy: Biogas project phase three
The plant that produces biogas in Uppsala was expanded with a new chamber and two new reception buildings. The purpose of the expansion was to increase the production of biogas as well as to ensure a more continuous production of biogas. The expansion resulted in an increased production of biogas by almost 1 600 000 Nm. The biogas produced in Uppsala is mainly used as fuel for the public buses in the municipality area. Beacuse of the increased production of biogas, 1 616 000 litre diesel could be replaced with biogas. Start year 2008
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Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status Completed
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Adaptation actions

Adaptation: County directions for flooding prevention
From 2010 to 2012 Uppsala County, as part of a national initiative, have worked on mapping the areas in the county with the highest risk of flooding. The investigation showed that the municipality of Uppsala has a high risk of flooding and, if a flooding would occur, it would have severe consequences. The river Fyrisån runs through the city core. A flooding would therefore have severe effects on a large part of the city’s population both direct, if the flooding would result in life-threatening situations or cause increased risk of diseases, and indirect as a flooding would effect the city’s commercial area substantially. A lot of the buildings that lie close to river in the municipality have high culture value and many of them store objects with culture value in basements that, because of the closeness to water, run high risk of being flooded. Start year 2010
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Type Assessment/Research
Status Completed
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