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Sweden

Official name: 

Kingdom of Sweden

UNFCCC Annex 1 status: 
Annex 1 Party to the Convention

Sweden (2013)

Energy profile
  • IWRM

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    Product

    Global Water Partnership (GWP) promotes and facilitates Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) as a solution and an approach to water resources management issues. It is based on the equitable and efficient management and sustainable use of water also recognizing that water is an integral part of the ecosystem, a natural resource, and a social and economic good, whose quantity and quality determine the nature of its utilization.

  • Initial Study of Lifestyles, Consumption Patterns: Do Women Leave a Smaller Ecological Footprint Than Men?

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    Publication
    Publication date: 
    Saturday 1 April 2006
    Objective: 

    What links are there between gender, consumption and sustainable lifestyles? Are the 'lifestyles' and consumption patterns of Swedish women (and those internationally) a function of the greater responsibility they take for unpaid domestic and reproductive work? This paper argues that a model of welfare in which gender equality is given greater attention would leave a smaller ecological footprint than the present one. It would also provide better access to goods and services adapted to the needs of both women and men, children and the elderly.

  • Alelyckan – Pioneering Recycling Park

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    Alelyckan recycling park was developed as a pioneering facility, where objects perceived as waste are received, repaired, processed and sold on site.

    The park includes a thrift shop, a workshop for renovating furniture and bicycles, anda store for used building materials like windows, closets, tiles, WCs and even entire porches. Apart from bringing new life to objects and materials, the facilities also offer vocational training for unemployed people.

  • Falu Recycling Centre

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    One of Falu Energi & Vatten’s businesses is Waste Management. These include the Falu Recycling Plant that takes care of all household waste and a large part of the waste from private sectors in Falun Municipality.

  • Björnhyttans recycling centers - mechanical sorting

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    Technology: 

    Extraction of compostable soil from household waste

  • Umeå Wastewater Treatment Plant

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    Product

    Within Umeå municipality there are a total of 19 wastewater treatment plants. The largest, Umeå Wastewater Treatment Plant, takes care of wastewater from households and various businesses in Umeå and surrounding villages. Every year, it receives about 13 million cubic meters of waste water, containing about 3000 tons of organic material and about 80 tonnes of phosphorus. The process of cleaning water demands a lot of energy, but the plant also produce biogas which gives 23 000 kWh per day.

  • Dalifant- a wind energy solution on a wooden tower

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    Product
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    InnoVentum gives power to the people – by providing carbon neutral wind energy solutions to individuals and businesses that want to generate clean energy with a beautiful and silent wind turbine. To offer products with the lowest possible carbon impact and superior perfor­mance, InnoVentum makes towers of wood instead of steel. Our unique wooden tower designs are bound to turn heads in our customers’ gardens.

  • Dali - a small wind and hybrid wind-solar solution on a modular wooden tower

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    Product
    Objective: 

    Core Invention: the 12m wooden tower

    The first InnoVentum wooden tower was created in 2011 as a result of a collaborative university competition between Lund University in Sweden and ENSTIB in France. The first prototype was installed in the same year. 

  • Giraffe 2.0 green power station and E-vehicle charger

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    Product
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    The Giraffe 2.0 by InnoVentum is a combined carport and charging station harvesting green energy from the wind and sun to power your e-vehicle.The Giraffe 2.0 is made of renewable (wood) and recycled (metal) materials bringing green power stations to the next level of sustainability. The trees used for the structure have absorbed several tons of CO2 from the atmosphere before their wood takes the unique shape of a Giraffe – all this carbon dioxide is preserved within the structure for decades, making a positive contribution to the climate.

  • Övik Energi Cogeneration & District Cooling

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    Product
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    Technology: 

    Hörneborgsverket, a biofuel based cogeneration plant, is the engine of Övik Energi’s energy production. Hörneborgsverket produce roughly three equal amounts of district heating, steam, and electricity. The steam is distributed to the neighbouring process industries – Domsjö Fabriker, AkzoNobel and SEKAB. Due to the industry’s need for steam, which is in demand throughout the entire year, the cogeneration plant is used to a greater extent, in comparison with power plants that only supply district heating, of which the demand fluctuates.

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