Presentation on theme: "Swedish policies for sustainable urban development Lina Martinson Ministry of Integration and Gender Equality Division for Integration and Urban Development."— Presentation transcript:
Swedish policies for sustainable urban development Lina Martinson Ministry of Integration and Gender Equality Division for Integration and Urban Development Ola Göransson Swedish Ministry of the Environment Division for Sustainable Development
Swedish Policies for Sustainable Urban Development Ministry of Justice Ministry for Foreign Affairs Ministry of Health and Social Affairs Ministry of Finance Ministry of Education and Research Ministry of the Environment Ministry of Enterprise, Energy and Communications Ministry of Integration and Gender Equality Ministry of Culture Ministry of Employment Urban Development Policy Sustainable City Policy SymbioCity Policy for Global Development Local Development Agreements Delegation for Sustainable Cities City of Stockholm local development Intra Government Cross Sector Coordination
Focus areas for discussion What should the role and requirements of governments be in a globalised world? What is needed to ensure and strengthen the quality of life in cities and to prevent increasing exclusion and social tension? Can the Swedish model of cross sector governance of urban development give guidance regarding cooperation of actors at different levels and with room for neighborhood engagement?
Swedish Urban Development Policy ordinance on urban development 2008-2010 local agreements between the government and 21 municipalities 38 urban districts partnerships involving a broad range of local actors focus on employment, education, safety/security and growth
The Climate Challenge – Cities are important parts of the solution
Swedish Climate Policy Put a price on emission of greenhouse gases! (CO2-tax =0,1 Euro/kg, EU-emissions trading) Mitigation and adaptation measures intruduced in planning and building law Promote good examples and technological development for conversion to a green economy