Smart solutions for sustainable cities
The majority of the world's population lives in cities and the relative percentage of city-dwellers is constantly increasing. Cities are also responsible for 70 per cent of the world's energy use and greenhouse gas emissions. Consequently, finding smart solutions for building sustainable cities is one key factor in overcoming the energy-climate challenge.
The Viable Cities strategic innovation programme aims to create sustainable solutions to global social challenges. Its major focuses are growth potential, social relevance and opportunities within the field of sustainable urban development that can contribute to new solutions in the energy and climate field. The programme is administered by the Swedish energy agency.