General information about City of Stockholm
- Stockholm is a green city - surrounded by 219 nature reserves. The closest natural reserve is just a 10 minute subway ride from the city centre. The city boasts over 1,000 parks, which make up approximately 30 percent of the city’s area.
- Stockholm has one of the cleanest environments among Europe's capitals, and was the first European Green Capital 2010, awarded by the European Commission.
- The water is so clean that you can go fishing and swimming in the city centre.
- A total of 370 litres of water is consumed per person and day. Stockholm Water Company provides clean drinking water to 1.2 million people in the Stockholm region.
- Stockholm has the world`s largest central heating and cooling network, with more than 30 years of track record in renewable energy.
- The government's target is that Stockholm will be CO2 free before 2050.
- Stockholm's Hammarby Sjöstad is a unique example of a sustainable city development in industrial scale. It holds 25,000 inhabitants, 95 percent of the waste is utilized, and 50 percent of the energy production is recovered from waste.
Last updated 10 Feb, 2012