Lund Municipality
Sweden

Population: 116115
Area of jurisdiction: 439.91 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: 100 by 2050 (1990) n/a
Carbon intensity reduction target: n/a n/a
Renewable energy target: n/a 100% by 2020
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 ( 2012 ):  0 tCO2e

Other available GHG inventories: 1990

Mitigation actions

LundaEko II - Lund's programme for sustainable development 2014-2020
LundaEko II is Lund municipality’s programme for ecologically sustainable development 2014-2020 and encompasses the whole of Lund municipality as a geographical area. LundaEko II indicates the priorities regarding the environment, both for the geographical area of Lund municipality and for the municipal organization. LundaEko II focuses on the ecological dimension of the concept of sustainable development, but also takes social and economic aspects into consideration. LundaEko II is one of the most important regulatory documents for Lund’s politicians and for the local government in their work with sustainable development. LundaEko II is based on Sweden’s national environmental quality goals. Based on these goals, Lund municipality has formulated eight prioritized areas: -Increase engagement -Sustainable consumption -Reduced chemical loads -Climate change mitigation -Adaptation to climate change -Sustainable urban development -Biological diversity and eco-system services -Clean water and air LundaEko II has the following basic principles: Everyone living and working in the municipality of Lund should be given opportunities to contribute to: -leaving to the next generation a society in which the major environmental problems are solved -achieving the Swedish environmental quality goals -closing the life-cycle loop -ensuring that development outside the borders of the municipality and of Sweden becomes sustainable -conducting dialogues and collaborations around issues of sustainability All the committees and boards in the municipality of Lund shall: -take the environment into consideration in all decisions -constantly develop and improve environmental efforts through their system of management -work to create good quality of life, with access to green areas -serve as examples of sustainable urban development, renewable energy, nature conservation, resource management, reduction of harmful substances and materials as well as the provision of an environmentally-adapted transport system -be responsible within their respective areas for implementing, monitoring and communicating LundaEko to everyone living and working in the municipality -make knowledge available so that everyone living and working in the municipality can choose sustainable alternatives Start year  
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Type Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
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Sustainable procurement
Sustainable procurement is a highly prioritized issue in Lund municipality, and includes a diverse range of actions. Lund municipality has a number of goals regarding sustainable procurement in Lund Municipality’s Programme for Ecologically Sustainable Development 2014-2020 (LundaEko II). Lund Municipality also cooperates with the Swedish National Agency for Public Procurement, to reach our highly ambitious procurement goals. One example where Lund municipality has achieved noticeable success and received several awards and prizes is the procurement of organic food. For example, Lund municipality shared first place in EcoFoodCentre’s competition in 2008, became the winners in the years 2009-2011, received second place in 2012, shared first place again in 2013 and in 2014 was one of three municipalities in Sweden that reached over 50% procurement of organic food. Start year  
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Type Regulatory
Status In progress
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Lund municipality’s environmental grant
The goal of Lund municipality’s environmental grant is to promote new pilot-projects and out-of-the-box thinking activities that promote sustainable development. Funding from the grant is given for projects that contributes to an ecologically sustainable development and promotes a good environment within Lund municipality. Lund’s environmental grant is currently 2.5 million SEK per year. Funding from the environmental grant can be given to municipal operations in Lund, as well as associations and organizations operating within the municipality of Lund. Funding cannot, however, be granted to commercial activities. To receive funding, the project or activity must be clearly detailed and well-defined. The activity must be a temporary measure and be of a pilot-project nature. Funding can also be given as a start-up fund for new projects and activities. The reason behind this is that the grant should not be used for ongoing operations or projects. Activities that can be linked to the implementation of Lund Municipality’s Programme for Ecologically Sustainable Development, 2014-2020 (LundaEko II) are prioritized. Start year  
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Type Fiscal/Financial mechanism
Status In progress
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Energy Plan for the Municipality of Lund
In March 2012, the Lund City Council decided to commission the municipal Executive Board of Lund to produce a comprehensive climate and energy strategy (KS 2012-03-01, § 30). The main purpose of the Energy plan is to coordinate ongoing energy and climate efforts and compose a concrete plan with measures for achieving existing goals and strategies. The Energy Plan applies to Lund municipality as a geographical area - to the municipal organization, as well as to local residents, companies, the university, etc. The overarching climate goals cover this geographical area. The measures in the plan of action concern only the municipal organization since that is what the City Council has control over. Several measures, however, are aimed at municipality residents, businesses, etc. Start year  
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Type Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
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Kunskapsstråket – The Science Road
The Science Road is a four kilometers long corridor which stretches from the historical city center of Lund all the way to the new city district of Brunnshög, a new center for research and high-technology in north-east Lund. Around 55 000 people work and study in the Science Road area - the largest knowledge-based workplace in the region. The project includes renovation of historical environments, innovative energy solutions, densification of the university campus, sustainable mobility focusing on people’s needs, a green city and a new sustainable meeting place. The Science Road ties together the historic city center of Lund with the unique research and business opportunities in the northeast of the city. The Science Road is to be green, sustainable and open. All measures will be linked by a new tram line together with attractive pedestrian and bicycle paths. Thanks to the support of 48 million SEK from the governmental Delegation for Sustainable Cities, a total investment of 160 million SEK is made possible. Start year  
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Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status In progress
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Fossil fuel free district heating in Lund
The district heating network covers 87% of the buildings in Lund. The district heating in Lund is produced in a combined heat and power plant using biofuel with 100 % efficiency due to heat recovery from flue gases, residual heat from a sugar plant, the research facility Max IV and soon ESS. Geothermal energy is used in Lund municipality to produce district heating as well as several other renewable energy sources. In 2014 the district heating in Lund consisted of 84% renewable energy and Kraftringen, where Lund municipality is the majority owner, has targeted that the district heating will consist of 98% renewable energy by 2020. Start year  
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Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
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100% fossil fuel free 2020
On 13 January 2010, the city executive board decided to accept a challenge from Klimatsamverkan Skåne to become a fossil-fuel-free municipality by 2020. This means that the city will work to ensure electricity, heat and transport in its own organization will be based on renewable energy. An important stage in this work is to follow the action plan for clean vehicles adopted in 2010. Start year  
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Type Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
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Biogas in Lund
Biogas is a renewable energy carrier that chemically is similar to natural gas. The municipality of Lund develops the work with biogas continuously and several biogas-related projects are in progress. Lund works actively to reduce environmental impact and, therefore, the aims are to use vehicles that only run on clean fuels. Lund Municipality together with the Lund municipal-owned real estate company (LKF) have managed to continuously purchase both the most modern and the most eco-friendly car models on the market. Lund has many projects related to biogas for example Biogas in Lundaland. This is a project whit the purpose to strengthen the role of biogas in the community by supporting actors and coordinating actors and organizing a series of information sessions that can work as a start for a network of stakeholders across the biogas production chain. Start year  
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Type Public Participation/Stakeholder engagement
Status In progress
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Framtidsstigen - Path of the Future
Framtidsstigen (Path to the Future) is a web-based tool for the local inhabitants of Lund to support sustainable consumption. The point of departure for Framtidsstigen is that everyone wants to do right if they just know how and understand why. Understanding how environmental impacts are related to our daily consumption makes it easier for a consumer to act sustainably and feel motivated. Framtidsstigen aims to present a new way of thinking regarding consumption. Framtidsstigen also raises awareness and spreads information regarding sustainable consumption on the project’s webpage. Framtidsstigen is built around the four phases faced by consumers: 1. Consideration – How do I shop sustainably? Do I really need to buy a new product? 2. Purchase – How do I act in the store? How do I choose which product to buy? 3. Consumption – How do I use and take care of the product? How can I extend the product’s life span? 4. Disposal - How do I get rid of the product? Can I repair, re-use or sell it? How do I recycle the product correctly? Start year  
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Type Education/Awareness Raising
Status In progress
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Sustaninable Brunnshög/Lund NE - a new city district
Around the highest point in the City of Lund a new neighborhood is growing. North east of the University Building in central Lund you find some of the world's foremost institutions of research and education, side by side with leading companies in IT, pharmacology and food. The development of Brunnshög is a project with high sustainability aims. The City of Lund has set clear targets for reducing GHG-emissions over the next decades and Brunnshög aims to contribute to that goal. A sustainability profile for the area is also one of the goals for the development, and the ambition with Brunnshög is to showcase technical and planning solutions for sustainability. In the Brunnshög planning process, work is being done to improve sustainability across ecological, economic and social aspects. The catchphrase of the project is to minimize climate impact, balance the use of high-quality soil, and maximize positive experiences of the urban life. Start year  
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Type Public Participation/Stakeholder engagement
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CITyFiED - Replicable and Innovative Future Efficient Districts and Cities
The CITyFiED project aims to develop a replicable, systemic and integrated strategy to adapt European cities into the smart city of the future, focusing on reducing the energy demand and GHG emissions and increasing the use of renewable energy sources by developing and implementing innovative technologies and methodologies for building renovation, smart grid and district heating networks and their interfaces with ICTs. Laguna de Duero (Valladolid), Lund and Soma are a set of cities, strategically located around Europe, which represent a variety of demonstrative scenarios of city level refurbishment in terms of district and building typologies, ownership models, district heating and cooling schemes and technological solutions for low voltage electricity distributed generation. Start year  
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Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status In progress
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Lund youth council
In spring 2002, young people, politicians and officials from Lund Municipality met to discuss how the public participation of youth in Lund could be improved. One suggestion which was brought up was to form a youth council, for and by young people. The first youth council was held in September 2003. The Youth Council is a forum where young people and adults meet and discuss. The goal is that young people's views should be brought to light. The Youth Council has three pillars; dialogue, influence and the youth’s own activities. The Youth Council is constructed around the Youth Parliament, various committees and a coordination group. The committees are doing the ongoing work with focus on different issues, such as education, international business, environmental issues and equality. Start year  
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Type Education/Awareness Raising
Status In progress
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Solar energy in Lund
The incoming solar radiation from the sun for one hour is bigger than the entire world's human energy needs for a whole year, and we can through a very small effort use this almost endless source of energy in a way that meets future energy needs without affecting the climate. Lund municipally had in 2012 photovoltaics and solar panels with a capacity of 205 MWh of electricity from photovoltaics and 271 MWh of heat from solar panels. The Service Department at Lund municipality reserve annually two million Swedish crowns for investment in renewable energy sources such as photovoltaics or solar panels. Start year  
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Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status In progress
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Mobility mangement in LundaMaTs III
Mobility management and communication enhance the pace and smoothens the way. When working with sustainable transportation in Lund, the strategy LundaMaTs makes sure that we use different professional perspectives and that collaboration is necessary in the machinery for sustainable choice of transport: 1. The shape of the city is considered; a round city has equally short distances everywhere. 2. Agreements and regulations support sustainable choices, like for instance parking norms which make bot individuals and bigger stakeholders more likely to support less car driving. 3. The efficiency of the infrastructure is not only made by building and designing roads, but also solutions for time saving and accessibility to improve the sustainable means of transport. 4. With mobility management we refer to the behavioral aspect, how to nudge people in to choosing the sustainable way to travel. Start year  
Sector Transport
Type Education/Awareness Raising
Status In progress
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LundaMaTs III - environmentally adapted transport systems in Lund
LundaMaTs stands for environmentally adapted transport systems in Lund, a working strategy aiming at 2030. LundaMaTs has become a well-known brand for Swedish city and traffic planners over the years. Lund's work with sustainable transportation has also sparked a good deal of international interest. In 1998 the city council adopted, with political unity, LundaMaTs I. It was the first sustainable urban mobility plan in Sweden, and a predecessor of many municipalities. In May 2014 the city council adopted the third generation of LundaMaTs III. The three sustainability concepts is still the base and human beings are in focus in the transport system. Start year  
Sector Transport
Type Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
Status In progress
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Tramway in Lund
To maintain the sustainable growth and to make the transport system work, Lund is now planning for a tramway line that will connect the central station and the outskirts in the North East – via The Science Road. Moreover, the area is planned to be densified and urbanized with new housing, meeting points, services and office buildings. The industrial areas, that are quite desolate now, will get a mixed-use character. There will be more people in motion. Less people will use cars for transportation – as the parking lots have to leave place for the buildings; there will be more people who use bikes and public means of transportation. Until 2050, when the area is built completely, there will be approx. 40,000 people living or working along the tram route. Start year  
Sector Transport
Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status Looking for Funding
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Teaching sustainable development
Lund municipality's environmental program LundaEko has a target that says that the proportion of day nurseries and comprehensive schools with awards for teaching sustainable development shall increase to 70 percent by 2016 and to 100 percent by 2020. Lund’s comprehensive schools and nursery schools can be certified with two different awards for teaching sustainable development, these two awards is Grön Flagg and Skola för hållbar utveckling. Grön Flagg is an educational tool that supports an active and long term work for sustainable development in schools and nursery schools. Skola för hållbar utveckling is a national award that the Agency for Education is responsible for, since October 2008. A school for sustainable development is working with a holistic approach about issues of sustainable development. Start year  
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Type Education/Awareness Raising
Status In progress
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Cycling in Lund
Since the very start of the LundaMaTs work, it was clear that cycling plays an important role in Lund. Cycling is prioritized in city planning as well as in design. As much as 46% of all journeys in the city of Lund are made by bike, which puts a mark on the traffic. The bicycle net is widely spread, and consists of 280 kilometers bike lanes and bicycle paths. The bicycle net has five main bicycle routes starting in the town center and passes neighborhoods in the city, smaller villages in the municipality and to villages and towns outside the municipality. In Lund there is a bike sharing system, Lundahoj, with 17 stations and 250 bikes. Start year  
Sector Transport
Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status In progress
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Solkartan - Solar Energy Potential Map
Solkartan (the Solar Map) is a map with a search feature that shows the most suitable places to install solar panels for electricity production in Lund municipality. Solkartan is an accessible and easy-to-use tool for property owners who are considering an investment in solar panels. By using Solkartan property owners can get an estimation of their buildings average solar radiation during the year and potential energy production from solar panels, should they be installed on their roof. The purpose and goal of the project is to increase the production of solar energy in Lund municipality. Solkartan is the first large-scale solar energy potential map in Sweden. The project is collaboration between Lund municipality, Solar Region Skåne, Kraftringen and Lund University, with funding from Region Skåne’s Environmental Fund. The map was created with the intent to be used as a guideline and inspiration for future solar potential maps in other cities and municipalities. Start year  
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Type Assessment/Research
Status Completed
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Local reuse center – pilot project
A local reuse center is a concept that aims to prevent waste by bringing reuse and recycling closer to the local inhabitants. The idea is to promote reuse of products by creating a space close to the local inhabitants that facilitates the disposal of unwanted products. The local reuse center also acts as a meeting place where transfer of knowledge regarding reuse can take place, for example through lectures, repair workshops and other initiatives from the local residents. Lund municipality is currently looking for funding for a local reuse center pilot project. The goal is to create a pilot facility with a space for exchanging used products, a small workshop, and a meeting room with a café. The project also seeks to engage other actors and stakeholders in the local area, such as property owners, associations and small businesses. A project manager will be recruited to run the daily operations and conduct activities to increase the participation among local inhabitants. The aim and purpose of the project is to create incentives for increased reuse among the inhabitants of Lund. Start year  
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Type Public Participation/Stakeholder engagement
Status Looking for Funding
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Future by Lund
Future by Lund is an innovation culture where society, academia and industry come together to solve global challenges with products and services for future sustainable cities. Future by Lund connects actors and stakeholders in an open innovation process. The focus areas of Future by Lund are mobility, energy and lighting. Future by Lund is for people who want to solve a need for a product or service in a more innovative, faster, easier and more sustainable way than is currently offered. We offer a partnership where we jointly identify the challenges in our focus areas, and formulate concrete needs. Using open innovation processes, test-bed activities and matching against platform contacts for research and development, we find innovative solutions. Thanks to our collaboration with the University of Lund, Ideon, Sustainable Business Hub and others, we reach many actors of all sizes who can become partners and suppliers. Start year  
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Type Public Participation/Stakeholder engagement
Status In progress
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Lund Municipality’s work with social media
Lund Municipality is constantly improving its work with social media. The municipality has two Facebook pages; one is for the citizens and the second page has a specific focus on environment and sustainability, the page called “Hållbara Lund”. The municipality also has a YouTube channel, a blog focusing on sustainable cities on the website “Hållbar stad” and at last the municipality has an Instagram account. Start year  
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Type Public Participation/Stakeholder engagement
Status In progress
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Sustainable Energy Action Plan
A Sustainable Energy Action Plan (SEAP) is the key document in the Covenant of Mayors. The SEAP contains the Covenant signatory outlines how it intends to reach its CO2 reduction target by 2020. It defines the activities and measures set up to achieve the targets, together with time frames and assigned responsibilities. The City of Lund has adopted an action plan to reduce emissions of greenhouse gases by more than 50 per cent between 1990 and 2020. Lund’s action plan is based on the measures planned in, among other things, LundaMaTs, the municipal comprehensive plan, LundaEko and the municipal environmental management system. Account is also taken of expected changes in the surrounding world, such as Region Skåne’s work to make public transport free of fossil fuels by 2020. A monitoring report submitted in 2015 shows that 35 of 36 planned actions are completed or ongoing, while only one is postponed. Start year  
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Type Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
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Covenant of Mayors
Covenant of Mayors is an agreement launched by the European Commission and it commits signatories to go further than the EU in the climate and energy field. Lund municipally signed the Covenant of Mayors on 10 November 2009. This means, among other things, that the City of Lund has drawn up an action plan to reduce emissions of greenhouse gases by 50 per cent (more than 20 per cent) between 1990 and 2020. The City of Lund has endorsed the New Integrated Covenant of Mayors for Climate and Energy and the implementation of the new 2030 EU targets, a joint approach to tackling mitigation and adaptation to climate change, and the extension of the initiative to a global scope. Start year  
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Type Organizational/Governance
Status In progress
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Lund´s Climate Alliance
Lund municipality is the founder of a network called Lund´s Climate Alliance. This network aims for businesses who work actively with the climate issue and who sees value in the sharing of knowledge. The mixture of companies and the close cooperation with Lund University and the municipality turns the network into an exciting atmosphere for innovation and new collaborations. Lund’s Climate Alliance currently consists of approximately 20 members from various industries. Start year  
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Type Public Participation/Stakeholder engagement
Status In progress
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Lund recycling system
One of the most common daily chores is to take out the garbage. Every day we produce waste, more or less. And the way we act is a choice that can affect the future. Recycling has become a very important environmental issue. An active action affects how our tomorrow will be with a sustainable society. To make it easier for small households we have developed a system to aid the recycling in the convenience of their own home. The system uses two bins that are divided in 4 compartments, where every compartment has a designated waste material. This allows for collection of eight different fractions. Emptying is done with 4-compartment vehicles that empty all four fractions in the bin in one single cycle. The vehicle has divider walls, thus making mixing of fractions virtually impossible. Start year  
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Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status In progress
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Klimatkommunerna - membership
Klimatkommunerna started as a network in 2003 and was transformed into an association in 2008. Lund was one of the founding municipalities and acts as the head office. 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. 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. Start year  
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Adaptation actions

Environmental management in Lund
In Lund we have introduced environmental management systems in our administrations and municipally owned companies, in which we work towards requirements (resembling those of ISO 14001) approved by the local authority. An environmental management group in each administration office assesses in which ways the office’s activities affect the environment, and draw up a policy and objectives for the environmental work. Measures that will lead towards reaching the objectives are planned and carried out. The most cost-efficient improvements can be identified and carried out first. The motto”continual improvement” is realized in that new objectives are set when the old ones have been reached. A certified environmental auditor regularly inspects the environmental management system of each administration. When approved by the auditor, the administrations receive certificates from the local authority. The first administrations were approved and awarded in 2003. Today all administrations and municipally owned companies have been approved by an auditor. Audits are regularly recurring to ensure that the environmental work lives on. Start year  
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Type Organizational/Governance
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Adaptation to climate change
In a decision by Lund municipal’s Environment and Health Committee, all committees and boards of the municipality were requested to develop climate adaptation plans for the areas affecting each political committee. In 2012 the work to develop adaptation plans for each political board and committee was completed. Climate change adaptation is one of the eight prioritized areas in Lund Municipality’s Programme for Ecologically Sustainable Development, 2014-2020 (LundaEko II). The climate change adaptation goal is formulated as follows: “Everyone living and working in the municipality of Lund shall contribute to a society that is fully adapted to current and anticipated climate changes and to a society where negative consequences for people, society and the environment can be avoided”. One of the sub-goals is that by 2016 Lund municipality will develop a climate adaptation plan which covers the municipality's overall climate adaptation issues. The work with developing a climate adaptation plan is currently in progress. Start year  
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Type Assessment/Research
Status In progress
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