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Cherry blossom tree in Botaniska, Gothenburg
Peter Kvarnström/Göteborg & Co

Sustainable development

Sweden is one of the global leaders when it comes to sustainable development and Gothenburg is an important contributor in the area. A key ingredient is that citizens, companies, and politicians are all engaged in the matter. Other important factors have been early adoption and the development of innovative solutions.

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most sustainable destination in the world (Global Destination Sustainability Index, 2022)

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smartest city in the world (Future Today Institute, 2019)

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best country for sustainable development (SDG index, 2021)

Overview of Gothenburg

Gothenburg Green City Zone

Testing the transport system of the future. Here and now. And you are welcome to join!

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89 %

of district heating is made up of recovered or renewed energy

99 %

of public transport in the county runs on renewable energy


electric buses operating in the county by the end of 2020

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Our experts and advisors are here to help you, to answer any of your questions or to provide you with more information. They have the knowledge, the right networks and the contacts you might need. We are all more than happy to help.

Maria Strömberg
Director Clusters & Innovation
Area of work: Cluster development Innovation Cleantech
Area of concern: Management team Clusters and innovation
Henrik Einarsson
Director of Business Establishment and Investment
Area of work: Establishment Business climate Regional development
Area of concern: Management team Establish and invest