Vårgårda Municipality
Sweden

Population: 11115
Area of jurisdiction: 441.24 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: n/a n/a
Renewable energy target: 100% by 2030 55% by 2017
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 ( 2014 ):  37 tCO2e

Other available GHG inventories: 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

Mitigation actions

A vision statement for a sustainable environment 2027
The municipality has declared a vision statement of Vårgårda, for a sustainable environment 2027. Start year  
Sector  
Type Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
Status In progress
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Biogas production - Vårgårda Herrljunga biogas
Biogasproduction. Organic material is collected from farms in Vårgårda och Herrljungs Municipality. Start year  
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Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status In progress
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The green town
Strategy to make the town more green and sustainable. Start year  
Sector  
Type Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
Status In progress
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Vårgårda Bostäder (ISO 14001 certified) actions to inprove the environment
Vårgårda Bostäder - The Municipal Housing Company. Environmental objectives and actions to inprove the environment. Start year  
Sector Buildings
Type Organizational/Governance
Status In progress
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Become a member of the Eco-friendly municipality in Sweden
Become a member of the Eco-friendly municipality in Sweden. The framework will be ”The Natural Step”. Adopt gudelines for sustaniability analysis (environmental, social and economic aspects). Start year  
Sector  
Type Organizational/Governance
Status In progress
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Purchase guidelines that includes environmental and social demands
A purchase guideline that includes environmental and social demands was adopted in october 2015. The criteria of the Swedish purchase council regarding sustaniable will serve as guidelines when the Municipality purchase products. For example: Municipal vehicles will be powered by renewable fuels, Energy for municipal acttivities will be produced from renewable sources, environmental friendly products to children (schools and pre-schools). Start year  
Sector Other Emissions
Type Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
Status In progress
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Stustainability day
Activities in the City. The aim is to spread innovation and influence sustaniable behavior. Information efforts aimed at increasing awareness and knowledge about sustainability. Start year  
Sector  
Type Assessment/Research
Status In progress
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Increase the share of locally and Swedish food and make the meals climate friendly.
In the year 2017, at least 30 percent of food purchases made by the municipality of Vårgårda will be organic. Increase the share of locally and Swedish food and make the meals climate friendly. Start year  
Sector  
Type Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
Status In progress
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In the year 2017 the Municipal will adopt a new travel policy
The environmental impact from transports will be reduced. Start year  
Sector Transport
Type Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
Status In progress
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Energy and climate consulting for citizens and small companies
Awereness raising, energy savings, emission savings. Start year  
Sector  
Type Education/Awareness Raising
Status In progress
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Biological treatment of food waste
In the year 2017, at least 50 percent of the food waste will be biollogicaly treated. Start year  
Sector  
Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status In progress
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Residential Energy Saving Project
Survey the Government energy use, adopt a strategy for energy efficiency and accomplish energy efficiency measures to reduce energy use in own operations. For example: To purchase energy efficient products, to use energy efficient transports, optimization of water and sewage systems, sustainable information to tenants, energy and climate consulting. Start year  
Sector  
Type Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
Status In progress
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The Vårgårda environmental strategy
The Vårgårda environmental strategy was approved by the council in June 2015. The Environmental strategy contain actions to achieve Vårgårda municipality environmental objectives. Principal areas: 1. Sustainable and efficiency use of energy 2. Environmentally efficient transport 3. Sustainable urban planning 4. Rich diversity wellbeing nature 5. Nontoxic environment and sustainable consumption 6. Awareness and engagement The strategy is also an important step on the way to declared vision of Vårgårda statement, sustainable environment 2027. The function of the environmental strategy is to supply conditions for citizens, companies and employees to create a sustainable society. These measures should be carried out before 2021. The measures are prioritized in three steps. The next important step is to integrate the strategy to the council´s system of governance and follow-up of operations. The budget for this action is equal to 50% of the cost to an environmental strategist. All actions are available in the Swedish document Miljöstrategi (Environmental Strategy). Start year  
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Type Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
Status In progress
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Adaptation actions

Local Environmental Objectives
Local Environmental Objectives for both the Government and the Community 2012-2020. Commitments and actions. Start year  
Sector  
Type Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
Status In progress
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