The vision is that Växjö shall become a municipality where it is easy and profitable to live a good life without fossil fuels.
The municipality has for a long time successfully worked with environmental and climate issues and the political consensus and involvement has given visible results.
CO2 statistic - result 2011
We are happy to present that during 2011 Växjö has reduced the fossil carbon dioxide emissions by 41 percent per inhabitant from 1993. The share of renewable energy is now 60 percent. The targit is to reduce the emissions of fossil CO2 by 55 percent per inhabitant to 2015.
The politicians in the municipality decided back in 1996 that Växjö shall become a Fossil Fuel Free city. Even if Växjö already has come far, there are more to do. The goal is that the emissions per capita shall be reduced by 55 % until year 2015 compared to 1993. Växjö shall be fossil fuel free 2030.
All political parties are unanimous in this task that also involves industry, NGOs and citizens. The reduction has mainly been achieved by substitution of oil for biomass in the heating. More than 80 % of the energy for heating is renewable. Most of the emissions come from transportation, but here is also a decrease of the emissions lately. This reduction is a result of a bigger share of environmental vehicles and more biofuel blended in petrol and diesel.
The many international and national study visits show how the environmental and climate work has put Växjö on the world environment map studyvisits Technical visits
City of Växjö support WWF:s initiative Earth Hour since 2009.
Saturday the 23rd of March we hope that our citizens wants to participate in the movement to put off the lights for one hour 20.30-21.30. www.vaxjo.se/earthhour