Örebro Municipality
Sweden

Population: 143098
Area of jurisdiction: 1620.6 km2

Commitments

  Community Government
Absolute base year GHG reduction target: n/a 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: 40% by 2020 (2000) 50% by 2020 (2000)
Renewable energy target: n/a n/a
Energy efficiency target: n/a n/a
Government and Community: CO2(e) targets

Performance

Community GHG Emissions
Total ( n/a ):  0 tCO2e
Government GHG Emissions
Total ( 2014 ):  83,344 tCO2e

Other available GHG inventories: 2013

Mitigation actions

Climate-friendly living campaign
The Climate-friendly living campaign (in Swedish: Klimatsmart vardag) started by the municipality in 2014 in order to develop a platform for communication with individual citizens. The intention is to run and develop the campaign continuously, with a new challenge or offer every month. Among the offers so far can be mentioned try pedelecs, try cycling during winter, cycling school for adults, try car sharing, try vegetarian food, try to grow your own vegetables, try save electricity at home. The whole campaign runs with a low budget and is mainly web-based. Social media such as Facebook and Instagram is used frequently to engage interested individuals. The rationale for the try pedelecs campaign was the fact that a lot of commuters use private car for distances slightly longer than normal cycling distance (up to 5 km). In Sweden pedelecs are still rather unknown and have a great potential to replace the car. The participants were offered free use of an electric bike for a week and so far about 250 people have used the opportunity, which was offered in cooperation with a local bicycle shop. About 20 per cent of the participants have bought a pedelecs after the trial period. Even more interesting is the fact that 40 per cent of the participants, a year later, used their ordinary bike instead of car for many trips. Start year  
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Type Education/Awareness Raising
Status Completed
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Government self-sufficient with renewable energy
In order to reach the local climate targets and create local jobs, the city of Örebro has started, together with neighbouring municipality Kumla, a company for production of renewable energy. The company, Kumbro AB, was formed 2013 and has started to invest in wind power, solar cells and biogas. The target for investment in wind and solar power is to get the own organisation self-sufficient with renewable electricity. With current investment plans this will be reached by 2018. Although the price for electricity is low for the moment, the investments are estimated to be profitable in the long run. The company should also help companies as well as households to invest in renewable electricty, either as shareholders or by being a member in a production cooperative. The target for investment in a production plant for biogas is to provide renewable fuel for road vehicles in the region, and to take care of the energy from biodegradable waste and sludge. Start year  
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Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status In progress
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Climate strategy for the Municipality of Örebro
The Climate Strategy was decided by the City Council in 2010. It provides an overall picture of the climate issue in Örebro and what the municipality is planning to do in order to achieve its targets. The strategy is a guiding document, forming the basis for the municipality’s operational planning, its budget and its investment programme. The Municipality of Örebro’s long-term objective is that climate impact per person in Örebro should be at a level where, if it were to be applied globally, it would not endanger the climate of the Earth. Climate impact per capita must be reduced by at least 90 per cent by 2050. The Climate Strategy includes interim targets for 2014 and 2020 for the Municipality of Örebro’s geographical area. By these dates, climate impact will have been reduced by 24 and 40 per cent per capita respectively, calculated from 2000 levels. As a forerunner on the road towards a future that is both climate-smart and sustainable, we place even higher demands on the municipality’s own operations. The objective is that climate impact from the entire Municipality of Örebro organisation (the administration itself and its companies) will be reduced by 50 per cent per capita between 2000 and 2020. As the strategy is a framework for further action, it has no dedicated budget except employment of a climate strategist. Start year  
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Type Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
Status Completed
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Adaptation actions