Upplands Väsby Municipality
Sweden

Population: 41883
Area of jurisdiction: 83.81 km2

Commitments

  Community Government
Absolute base year GHG reduction target: 50% by 2020 (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: n/a n/a
Renewable energy target: n/a 100% by 2020
Energy efficiency target: n/a % by 2020 (2009)
Government and Community: CO2(e) targets

Performance

Community GHG Emissions
Total ( n/a ):  0 tCO2e
Government GHG Emissions
Total ( 2013 ):  0 tCO2e

Other available GHG inventories: 2012

Mitigation actions

Vegetarian food in public schools
All public schools and preschools have one day every two weeks with only vegetarian food served for lunch. There is always a vegetarian option available on the other days. Budget for action is not applicable for this action as it is included in ordinary food bugdet. Start year  
Sector Other Emissions
Type Education/Awareness Raising
Status In progress
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Internal web tool for changing items within the government organisation
This action has a global emission impact and will not reduce any emission within the municipality. The government has invested in a web platform for donating e.g. furniture or electrical items to other work places within the government organisation (e.g. a preschool gives away a lamp they don't need to a retirement home). This will reduce purchases of new items and unnecessary use of new resources. Start year  
Sector Other Emissions
Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status In progress
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Manga characters as a communication channel about environmental issues to teenagers
The purpose with the manga characters is to create interest in youth for environmental issues and how they can act in certain situations. Several projects with the characters have been performed such as remake-workshop and swap-days. Start year 2012
Sector Residential
Type Education/Awareness Raising
Status Completed
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Financial support to associations for environmental events
Associations in the municipality can apply for financial support from the government for hosting an environmental event. The budget is annually. The event must be open to the public. Start year  
Sector Other Emissions
Type Education/Awareness Raising
Status In progress
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Driving policy for government employees
Travel policy for ensuring that employees travels in the most environmentally friendly way. It encourages bicycles, trains and car pooling. Start year  
Sector Transport
Type  
Status  
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Encouraging restaurants to offer doggy bags
All restaurants in the local mall were offered environmentally friendly doggy bags and a poster with information, for free from the government. The participating restaurants were to put up the poster stating that they offered doggy bags during Earth Hour week 2013. Start year 2014
Sector Waste
Type Education/Awareness Raising
Status Completed
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Charging post for electric vehicles
Charging posts for electric vehicles have been installed in a central underground garage. The garage is adjacent to the train station and the local high school etc. No extra cost for drivers when charging the vehicles in the garage. Start year 2014
Sector Transport
Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status Completed
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Free solar powered charging post
The government has funded a solar powered charging post for electric vehicles. The post is situated in the central parts of town next to the town mall and is free of charge. Two cars can be charged at a time. Start year 2014
Sector Transport
Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status Completed
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Energy and climate advising to inhabitants and local organizations
Free energy and climate advising to interested inhabitants and organizations. Businesses and housing associations can receive a visit where energy saving actions for the specific facility are pointed out Start year  
Sector  
Type Education/Awareness Raising
Status  
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"Väsby climate treaty" -an initiative for working with local businesses
"Väsby climate treaty" is a collaboration between the municipality of Upplands Väsby and the local business organization Väsby Promotion. Local businesses can sign the treaty and by doing so they make a statement that they want to reduce their climate impact. Businesses report their energy use and actions for reducing their energy use. Seminars and information are given to those who sign the treaty. Today around 40 local companies have signed. Start year  
Sector  
Type Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
Status  
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Bicycle training for adults
Courses are held 2 times a year for adults who don't know how to ride a bike. Each course have 7 course sessions and usually all participants learn how to ride a bike at the end. Participants are usually foreign-born women Start year  
Sector Transport
Type Education/Awareness Raising
Status  
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Governmental car pool for employees
The governmental car pool includes one electric vehicle and several cars that runs on gas and ethanol. By using these cars on business trips (instead of their own cars) the employees always have access to environmentally favorable cars which reduces the emissions within the municipality. The car pool is managed by people who have been unemployed for a long time. Start year  
Sector Transport
Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status In progress
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Food wastes from governent operations to biogas production
Half of all governmental operation facilities separates their food wastes. The wastes are used to produce biogas. The food waste program has also reduced the amount of purchased food in several governmental operations, since collecting the wastes have worked as an eye-opener for how much is thrown away. Start year  
Sector Waste
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Participation in "Sustainable municipalities"
"Sustainable municipalities" (Uthållig kommun) is a project initiated by the Swedish energy administrative authority (Energimyndigheten). It is now in its 3 phase and focus is now on smart energy planning and the municipality will host an energy seminar for interested local businesses. Start year  
Sector  
Type Education/Awareness Raising
Status  
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Energy for the government operations from wind power station
The government has invested in a wind power station that provides the municipality with renewable energy. Approximately 1/4 of the electricity needed for government operations are supplied from the wind turbine. Start year 2013
Sector  
Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status Completed
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Environmental management systems implemented in entire municipal organisation
The environmental management system for the government ensures constant improvement in the environmental performance of the municipality. The organizational structure of the EMS is the key for finding and spreading actions to all employees. Start year  
Sector  
Type Organizational/Governance
Status In progress
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Training in LCA for government employees
Voluntary LCA training for government employees Start year  
Sector Other Emissions
Type Education/Awareness Raising
Status Completed
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Training in eco-driving for government employees
Voluntary eco-driving course for government employees. Start year  
Sector Transport
Type Education/Awareness Raising
Status  
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Visualization of server park (Green IT)
The government servers now only use half the energy compared to before Start year  
Sector Buildings
Type  
Status Completed
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Education and information to government employees on energy saving actions
All employees in government owned facilities undergo education and receive information on potential energy saving actions. The actions are related to found and potential energy thieves in the specific facilities they work in. Continuous energy statistics for the facilities are sent to the employees in order to see what actions pay off etc. This action is connected to the energy efficiency commitment and is still in progress. Start year  
Sector  
Type Education/Awareness Raising
Status In progress
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Technical investments in government owned facilities to reduce energy use
Technical investments in government owned facilities to reduce energy use. Investment in smart technology such as energy efficient lighting, operational optimized ventilation and others. The work is still in progress and is connected to the energy efficiency commitment (which has been reached annually since the commitment was approved). Start year  
Sector  
Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status In progress
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Adaptation actions