Green Gothenburg

The Smart City Tour

Explore a sustainable and smart city. Gothenburg is rapidly progressing towards a low carbon economy, through a fully integrated approach to city energy flows.

We offer insight into our successful arena for developing sustainable innovations in energy, mobility and communication technologies.

It is based on cross-sectoral collaboration between the city, industry and academia, and forms the foundation for an inclusive and sustainable city that is highly attractive to citizens and businesses.

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Circular economy

Circular economy is all about a framework for an economy that is restorative and regenerative by design. Unlike in todays linear economy, in a circular economy we see everything as a resource for something else – waste doesn’t exist. How do business models need to change to suit a circular economy? What does this new way of thinking mean for the business community? How can profitable business models be combined with social and environmental responsibility? How can we design products right from the beginning, and do things even better, instead of just less bad?

ElectriCity – Cooperation for sustainable public transport

Gothenburg is currently the scene of ElectriCity – an exciting cooperative venture bringing together industry, research and society in the development and testing of solutions for next-generation sustainable public transport.


See how Gothenburg develops flexible and sustainable mobility solutions and services using electrical vehicles. Focusing on higher transport efficiency and sustainability, the city runs an array of leading projects in the field.

Future living

How do we live in the future? HSB Living Lab is a research and demonstration arena, consisting of actual homes for students and guest researchers.

Goods transport

This tour shows Gothenburg’s different strategies for greener goods transport.

IRIS – Smart cities

City of Gothenburg will in the project IRIS, together with Utrecht and Nice, address to the urgent need to deliver energy and mobility services in a more sustainable way, and contribute to a more urban quality of life. For five years the project will continue to test and work with smart city solutions on many levels, and with different stakeholders in cooperation for the best added value.

North river bank – From dockland to sustainable urban area

Visit a showcase of innovative urban development.

Sustainable urban development

Many cities around the world today have problems with poor air quality, and often it is the combination of heat and car exhaust that is the cause. The development of fossil-free transportation in cities of the future is critical. Umeå, has extremely innovative electric buses adapted to cold climates. Umeå’s goal is to have fossil-free city traffic by 2020.

New buildings use significantly less energy than existing buildings, which in turn can reduce their energy use with smart renovation methods. Umeå region has evolved as a hub for sustainable construction and management, and the interest in our work is great. Umeå’s objective is to become a world leader in sustainable construction by 2020.

The Environmental Journey

Take the chance to learn from Gothenburg’s environmental journey, looking both back and forward. We explore and explain the change from a highly polluted, heavy industry cluster to the greener, vibrant and energy efficient city of today.

The Smart City Tour

Explore a sustainable and smart city. Gothenburg is rapidly progressing towards a low carbon economy, through a fully integrated approach to city energy flows.

Tools for reaching climate goals

This visit program shares Gothenburg’s strategy for setting up a climate program and green bonds as a tool to reach environmental goals.

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