Sustainable Initiatives

ICLEI | Malmö Stad

An ICLEI Member since 1996, the City of Malmö is a climate-smart knowledge city, listed as the fourth most innovative in the world by OECD. Malmö is working actively for sustainability initiatives and is the first city in Sweden that has publicly announced the commitment to implement the UN SDG’s.

With around 350,000 inhabitants, Malmö might be small in size, but big in ambition. The city has adopted a unique approach to sustainability, with environmental, financial and social effects all forming part of the equation. Everything that happens in Malmö is done with sustainability in mind. New climate-smart city districts are emerging, and old areas are being improved using new environmental technology. And the objectives are ambitious: By 2030 the whole city of Malmö will be supplied with 100% renewable energy.

Circular City

Circular solutions are becoming increasingly mainstream in Malmö in energy, building, waste and wastewater management. See some of the large-scale and small-scale enterprise and initiatives for a more circular economy.

Climate Neutral Energy and Building

Malmö is aiming to be carbon neutral by 2030. Find out how the energy system is being developed to be 100% renewable and how the construction and property sectors are mobilising to meet the challenge.

Equitable and Inclusive City

Malmö, like many cities, struggles with significant socio-economic challenges, healthy inequity and social exclusion. We explore some local initiatives to tackle some of these issues and create skills and new sustainable businesses.

Low Emission Transport

More inhabitants but less emissions. We explore work in Malmö that has made cycling an increasingly common and attractive form of transport, as well as initiatives for walkability, electric public transport and the development of new mobility hubs.


The City of Malmö and ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability will present more sustainable urban development solutions during theICLEI World Congress 2021 – 2022: The Malmö Summit, taking place between 11-13 May 2022 in Malmö, Sweden.