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Smart plants in the service of climate

Reference number
Coordinator Järfälla kommun
Funding from Vinnova SEK 2 009 200
Project duration November 2021 - November 2023
Status Ongoing
Venture Climate adaptation in the built environment
Call Climate adaptation in the built environment

Purpose and goal

Tree and plant cultivation (climate forest) is established close to urban areas. The purpose is to create positive climate effects, purification and carbon enrichment of soil, increased biodiversity and cooling effects in the urban environment. Within the project, a pilot climate forest will be constructed, its climate and environmental benefits will be calculated and a model for climate compensation linked to the local vegetation will be developed. The project will also increase the public´s knowledge of climate adaptation and contaminated soil through communication efforts.

Expected results and effects

If the benefits from the climate forest are positive, the municipality can increase the use of plants in the urban development process. Clean Nature manages and further develops the experiences with the aim of scaling up the method both nationally and internationally. Barkarby Science disseminates the results, develops a model for climate compensation for business communities and includes the project in their test bed arena for sustainable urban development. SVIKT contributes to knowledge that can be communicated to municipalities and countries with similar challenges.

Planned approach and implementation

The project is divided into three areas, climate forest establishment, communication and models for climate compensation. In 2022, investigation of location and suitable plants and establishment of climate forest. Sampling of soil and water, an inventory of biological diversity and development of a model for climate compensation. In 2023, the forest will be maintained, climate and environmental benefits calculated, and the project will be evaluated. Communication and dissemination of results takes place throughout the whole project.

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Last updated 18 November 2021

Reference number 2021-02471

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