Arena: The role of Cities & Regions in the Energy Transition


Event information

This arena and conference will gather important stakeholders on the role of cities & regions in the energy transition. How can cities & regions through, innovation, collaboration, investment, retrofitting, urban planning and transfer of knowledge contribute to sustainable development and solutions towards the needed energy transition. Cities & regions are hotspots and a driving force for transformative solutions, key players in urban development and change, in engaging citizens and in changing public and corporate consumption behaviors.

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Between all sessions there will be a short break for coffee and mingle.

08:45 am – 9:00 am
Coffee and mingle

9:00 am – 9:45 am
Making sustainability visible and doable
Organizer: City of Malmö, Environment Department

10:00 am – 10:45 am
Smart Sustainable Cities
Organizer: Viable Cities, KTH – Royal Institute of Technology, Rise – Research Institutes of Sweden and Lund University

11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Is Scandinavian know-how the key to fossil freedom?
Seminar with concluding panel discussion + lunch
Organizer: The City of Helsingborg

1:00 pm – 1:45 pm
Accelerating sustainable urban district renewal
Organizer: The City of Lund, IVL Svenska Miljöinstitutet and Kraftringen

2:00 pm – 2:45 pm
From problem area to urban role model using BID
Organizer: City of Malmö with Property Owner Sofielund and a BID process

3:00 pm – 3:45 pm
Possibilities for public cleantech export
Organizer: Project Baltic Cleantech International

3:00 pm – 3:45 pm
One Planet City – future urban ambassadors of cities
Organizer: WWF Sweden and City of Malmö

4:00 pm – 4:45 pm
Exploring the limits of solar power in a future sustainable city
Organizer: City of Malmö & Klimatkommunerna

Event type

Seminars, workshops, panel discussions, presentations and mingle



Studio, Nordenskiöldsgatan 24, 211 19 Malmö

Contact information

Klimatkommunerna, Adam Wadsten,


Open invitation

Energy efficiency Energy policy Energy transition Investment Research & innovation Smart cities & mobility Urban development