Journal of Nordregio no 4, 2009

- Växjö greenest in Norden
A territorial approach to climate change adaption and mitigation

Efforts to reduce CO2-emissions have a long history on the Nordic agenda. The Nordic countries in fact introduced taxes on such emissions back in the early 1990s. It was "out" with oil and "in" with rubbish and the leftovers from the forest-industry and even the agricultural sector. The emissions taxes put in place made such changes even more profitable. A practical example of this is the small Swedish city of Växjö, which has been acclaimed as the "greenest" city in Europe. See pp 6-9 in the lastest issue of the Journal of Nordregio.

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Contents

- Editorial: Nordic responses to climate change
- "Adaptigation"

- First global exercise in climate-consultation
- The "greening" of Vaexjoe gathers pace
- Environmental concerns in Swedish Infrastructure planning
- GHGs and Norway´s Municipalities
- Urban Planning challenges for "Sweden´s most climate-smart city"
- Malmoe towards a carbon neutral future
- Climate and planning in Greenland
- Nordic national climate responses
- Spatial planning and climate change
- Gender, climate change and women