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Fossil Fuel Free City By 2040: The GrowSmarter Project
Estrel Convention Center, Berlin, Germany
Estrel Hall B
17:20 - 17:40
The city of Stockholm has reduced GHG emissions per capita by half since 1995. Now new, smart, solutions are required to reach the goal to be fossil fuel free by 2040. The GrowSmarter-project is a part of the strategy to reach this goal.
Gustaf Landahl, Head of Department Planning & Environment at the Environment and Health administration, City of Stockholm, has a Masters degree in civil engineering from the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm, Sweden. He started to work for the City of Stockholm in 1988 as a project manager for the city's work with comprehensive land-use planning.
In 1995 Mr. Landahl was appointed head of Department Planning & Environment. This department is responsible for environmental control in Stockholm as well as environmental issues in land use planning and traffic.
His department is responsible for the City's work on Climate protection and energy efficiency. He is also responsible for the city's largest project on urban renewal combining energy efficiency with renewable energy sources and other measures to improve the status of a type of building quite common from the industrial building techniques from the 1960:ies.
Mr. Landahl has coordinated several large European projects with funding from the European Commission and is also a frequent speaker at international events. At present he also coordinates GrowSmarter, a European project demonstrating twelve smart solutions to help Europe grow smarter.
The City of Stockholm is a smart city and has ambitions to become even smarter. With the world's largest black-fibre network, owned by the city, numerous e-services and a large cluster of ICT companies the city has won numerous awards and often comes up high in ratings of the smartest cities of the world.