Växjö - the Greenest City in Europe, both a vision and ambition for the municipality.
Broad cooperation on many levels, unanimous politicians and long term work around the environmental issues has been important in Växjö Municipality. Now Växjö focus on sustainable development and the UN Development Goals (also called Global goals and Agenda 2030).
There will be more than 300 participants during the XIV UBC General Conference the 24–27 October in Växjö. The theme is: "Leadership for the future – Cities as leaders for glocal sustainable development". See the movie with Per Schöldberg, deputy mayor in Växjö Municipality and also UBC board member.
The European Commission has appointed Växjö the European Green Leaf Award 2018. Very good news and proof that Växjö really is one of Europe's greenest cities – thanks to everyone!
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 form the Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate and Energy.
Launch of the EU Covenant of Mayors Board
Växjö Municipality support WWFs symbolic climate manifestation Earth Hour, to turn off the lights for one hour. But Växjö has ambitious environmental targets and work in the administration, in the business sector and among inhabitants. Therefore Växjö has a whole week with events, seminars, meetings, workshopps together during a whole "Earth Week".
Next Earth Week is 19-24 March 2018, Earth Hour is Saturday 24th of March. Welcome to join us!
Read more about Earth Week and Earth Hour www.vaxjo.se/earthweek
Different stakeholders appointed the Växjö Declaration during Earth Week 2015 with the message for the Swedish Government, European local authorities and Paris COP21. We have to act now!
Växjö Municipality have steering documents and information brochures, these are in English.