– Växjö greenest in Norden, A territorial approach to climate change adaption and mitigation

Efforts to reduce CO2-emissions have a long history on the Nordic agenda. The Nordic countries in fact introduced taxes on such emissions back in the early 1990s. It was «out» with oil and «in» with rubbish and the leftovers from the forest-industry and even the agricultural sector. The emissions taxes put in place made such changes even more profitable. A practical example of this is the small Swedish city of Växjö, which has been acclaimed as the «greenest» city in Europe. See pp 6-9 in the lastest issue of the Journal of Nordregio.

Last ned pdf: Journal of Nordregio no 4, 2009