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The unprecedented success of the London 2012 Olympic Games has once again shown the global role that cities now hold.The opening ceremony focused on work and health as it celebrated the community spirit at the heart of the Olympic ideal. Over the two weeks that followed, London emphasized the importance of cooperating around a joint… » read more

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Arriving in Almedalen, the political arena in the summer city of Visby, Gotland, Sweden. The city of Visby change its character from a summer city to a crowd hot political arena with 17.000 people involved. This year the Almedalen week counting record of events (1800) but also the number of organisers (900). Each party in… » read more

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Sweden Fossil free?

A new report “Time to choose the energy system of the future” from the most influence Environment NGO – The Swedish Society for Nature Conservation (SSNC) shows that it is possible to meet Sweden’s electricity needs in 2030 with 100 percent renewables, and it becomes even possible to export electricity. Not least the past year… » read more

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It’s worrying me that it is so difficult to build understanding between national governments. We are all developing nations and need to understand how conditions are different depending on where we live on our planet. Mayors in cities seem to have a better capacity than nations themselves to create strong networks that support sustainable development… » read more

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I spent three days this week attending the Stockholm+ 40 conference. We were a pretty eclectic group, formed of politicians, business people, young thinkers and legislators from many countries but with one common goal: to try and progress in this very complicated and difficult process to establish concrete changes to secure a sustainable environment changes… » read more

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On 23-25 April 2012 Sweden’s Ministry of Environment and Ministry for Foreign Affairs opens an international conference, Stockholm+40 – Partnership Forum for Sustainable Development. The discussions, which will attract a number of the world’s leading political figures, mark the 30th anniversary of the first UN Conference on the Human Environment held in Stockholm in 1972.… » read more

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“You do not just get respect, you earn it”. This quote represents a core part of the values-based mission that led to the formation of Respect in 2000. Twelve years later and an increasing number of individuals are earning respect for their contributions to the fields of sustainable development and environment. People are being recognized… » read more

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On friday the 24th of February the European Commission invite stakeholders for consultation in preparation of the 2012 Renewable Energy Strategy. As recently pointed out in the Commission’s Energy Roadmap 2050, renewable energy sources will play a major part in Europe’s long-term decarbonisation efforts. While the Renewable Energy Directive 2009/28/EC sets a clear framework for… » read more

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