Stockholm signs C40 Net Zero Buildings agreement

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Buildings in urban areas are one of the largest sources of greenhouse gas emissions, and typically account for over half of a total city’s emissions on average. Together with 19 other cities, Stockholm has now signed an agreement committed to significantly cut greenhouse gas emissions by ensuring that new buildings operate at net zero carbon by year 2030.

– Stockholm has a long history of reducing our greenhouse gas emissions and we’re always looking at new ways to reduce our city’s carbon footprint. Most important for buildings is the decarbonisation of our city-wide district heating system, and strict requirements on energy efficiency, says Karin Wanngård, Mayor of Stockholm.