Malmö takes next step in addressing climate emergency

The Swedish City of Malmö has taken the next step in addressing the climate emergency together with a number of key local actors. On Tuesday, the first round of the Climate Contract Malmö was signed.

Mayor of Malmo Katrin Stjernfeldt Jammeh stated on social media: Successful ceremony today when several actors from Malmö’s business community and the City of Malmö signed #ClimateContractMalmö – an initiative to jointly drive the climate transition locally as well as globally.

When it comes to achieving the sustainable goals and objectives, the new contract will be used as a platform for the City of Malmö, the business sector, academia, and the local residents to work together. As one of the early adopters of Agenda 2030, Malmo remains committed to sustainability and climate action.

Next to the mayor Stjernfeldt Jammeh, representatives of numerous construction, housing and energy companies were also present at Tuesday’s ceremony, all of which are engaged in environmental and climate work.

I would like to say a special thank you to all of you who signed today, showing how climate change has a central place in Malmö’s business community, and the importance of working together to make a big impact! I would also like to thank all of Malmö City’s dedicated employees who have helped work on the contracts, and who are already busy gathering the next group,” mayor Stjernfeldt Jammeh continued.

In November, the city of Malmo also signed a new collaboration agreement with Malmö University, aiming to deepen the existing cooperation and highlight the area of sustainable urban development. Malmö University plays a critical part in the battle against climate change and is one of 37 Swedish higher education institutions that have joined the Climate Framework.

Nowadays, Malmo is commonly regarded as one of the champions in sustainable development, not only in Sweden but in all of Europe. Eyeing some of the most ambitious energy transition targets, Malmo aims to run on 100 percent renewable energy by 2030. (photo: Pixabay)