Sustainable development

Växjö - the Greenest City in Europe, both a vision and ambition. Broad cooperation on many levels, unanimous politicians and long term work around the environmental issues is important in Växjö Municipality.

European Green Leaf Award 2018

The European Commission has appointed Vaxjo as one of three finalists for the award European Green Leaf Award 2018. Very good news and proof that Vaxjo really is one of Europe's greenest cities - thanks to everyone! Congratulations Växjö and congratulations to the other finalists who are Leuven (Belgium) and Ludwigsburg (Germany). Whoever wins, we are told June 1 to 2 in Essen, Germany.


Welcome to UBC Conference in Växjö

Please book the dates October 24-27 and visit Växjö for the XIV UBC General Conference. The Conference will have the theme "Leadership for the future – Cities as leaders for glocal sustainable development".

Registration opens 15th of May. www.vaxjo.se/ubc flyer


Växjö in European board

Åsa Karlsson Björkmarker, Vice-Mayor of Växjö take one place in a European board in February 2017. It is two networks that merges: Covenant of Mayors with the Compact of Mayors, together they forme the Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate and Energy.
For more information


Earth Hour and Earth Week 2017

Photos and videos from 20-25 of March www.vaxjo.se/earthweek  

Next Earth Hour 2018 is Saturday 31st of March.


The Växjö declaration

Different stakeholders in Växjö appointed the Växjö Declaration in March 2015 during Earth Week. The message is for the Swedish Government, European local authorities and Paris COP21. We have to act now!

Växjö Declaration  

Appendix


For more information

Växjö Municipality have steering documents and information brochures, these are in English.

Kemikalieplan Chemicals plan, English.

Miljöbroschyr, engelsk

About the environmental work in Växjö

 

 

 

 

 

Miljöprogram broschyrens framsida

 Environmental Programme, 2014

 

 

 

 

 

Trähusstrategi The modern wooden City


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