A new report from LSE Cities looks in depth at what makes Stockholm a leader for green economic growth – and what this means for other cities.
Today in Stockholm, Graham Floater, Philipp Rode and Dimitri Zenghelis, directors of the LSE’s Economics of Green Cities Programme – launch a pivotal new piece of research, Stockholm: Green Economy Leader Report.
Stockholm is a leading city for green economic growth. Despite the global downturn, the city’s low carbon economy remains highly competitive and well positioned for driving sustained growth in the medium to long term.
Stockholm took early action to build a green economy – unlike most cities, environmental policies have been important to Stockholm for over 40 years. At the same time, early infrastructure investment such as building the city’s metro system in the 1950s, and development of district heating following the 1970s oil shocks has helped to build today’s lower carbon economy.
The report shows that Stockholm’s impressive growth has been delivered while increasing environmental performance and transitioning to a low carbon economy. It looks in detail at what Stockholm must do to maintain this position as a green leader, and how it might meet the ambitious targets it has set for itself.
Featuring a wealth of new research findings and analysis of Stockholm’s ambitious goals, the report will be essential reading for anyone with an interest in green economic growth at a city level.