Kristianstad has since long been at the forefront in reducing the impact on climate and is widely known for its progressive environmental and climate initiatives.
Emissions of carbon dioxide have been reduced by 25 percent over the past 20 years, and in 2005 Kristianstad was awarded Sweden’s most climate conscious municipality by the Swedish Society for Nature Conservation.
Kristianstad is working on the ambitious goal of becoming a fossil fuel-free municipality. Major investments are being made in biofuel, biogas and wind power.
All buses, many municipal vehicles and many company cars are run on biogas, which is produced locally from the food waste of local inhabitants and the food industry.
The district heating plant – Allöverket – supplies the town with heat and hot water produced from renewable woodchips and landfill gas.
Lennart Erfors, Climate Strategist, Phone: +46 733 136160, firstname.lastname@example.org.