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 City of Växjö. Växjö has the goal to be a Fossil Fuel Free municipality already 2030.

Welcome to UBC Conference in Växjö

Please book the dates 24-27th of October and join us for the XIV UBC General Conference in Växjö, Sweden, The Greenest City in Europe. The Conference will have the theme "Leadership for the future – Cities as leaders for glocal sustainable development".

The 4 days conference will be filled with interactive meetings and workshops where you can engage with colleagues from the whole Baltic Sea Region. The meetings will focus on cities role in developing the future sustainable societies. The meeting will give the opportunity for everyone to engage and the youth will be invited to take an active role in contributing to various programme items.

The programme will also provide opportunities to share and take part of good examples and Växjö will provide an opportunity to join one of many study visits to interesting development initiatives of the city, in various thematically themes, including environment. We welcome you in Växjö in October 2017.

Invitation letter


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.
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Earth Hour and Earth Week 2017

March 20th marks the beginning of Earth Week when we'll be focusing on important issues regarding the environment and sustainability. Earth Week ends with the WWF symbolic turning off lights during Earth Hour on Saturday March 25th.

This is the fourth consecutive year that the municipality is coordinating the week to spread knowledge of, create commitment, and open up venues regarding the environment and sustainability issue.

Everyone is welcome to attend or organise events during the week!

A peek in this year's program March 20–25:

  • Learn more about chemicals in everyday life
  • Switch out toys
  • Switch out seeds
  • See the School of Arts spring show
  • Try out the future of transportation – electric bicycles and velomobiles
  • Sample environmentally smart products
  • Fix your clothes and your bike

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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  


For more information

City of Växjö have some steering documents and information brochures in English.

Miljöbroschyr, engelsk

About the environmental work in Växjö






Miljöprogram broschyrens framsida

 Environmental Programme, 2014






Trähusstrategi The modern wooden City

More to find here