Climate change is one of the biggest challenges of our time. Energy-driven consumption of fossil fuels has increased the amount of CO2 emissions in the atmosphere, leading to a rise in the land surface air temperature.
To avoid global warming over 1,5 degrees, global carbon emissions must be reduced by 45 % worldwide by 2030, compared to 2010 levels. Societies all over the world do not only need to shift to a more sustainable way of life, but also adapt to challenges such as warmer temperatures, extreme weather events and sea-level rise.
By implementing smart and sustainable solutions from Sweden, a sustainable society, that does not contribute to a rise of CO2 emissions, can be achieved, and at the same time is prepared for the challenges that cities have to face in the future.
Sweden offers innovative solutions within energy, waste management, mobility and many other areas related to sustainable development.
By using solutions such as waste to energy systems, where waste is recycled as district heating, electricity, biogas, biofertilizer and materials, the amount of waste is reduced and used as a renewable and environmentally safe energy source.