Effective regional collaboration for a fossil-free society

The project aims to develop knowledge about how regional collaboration contributes to building the multifaceted capacity required to achieve a fossil-free welfare society.

The project develops a framework for collaboration that provides tools to facilitate regional capacity. The framework is innovative as it combines knowledge from socio-technical systems research, studies of regional transition work and modeling of energy usage and greenhouse gas emissions.

The Fossil Free Sweden is a national initiative to make Sweden the first fossil-free welfare nation in the world. It challenges and brings together public and private actors - companies, organisations, municipalities and regions to work together to reduce climate emissions.

The project studies initiatives within Fossil Free Sweden with an action-oriented and interdisciplinary approach that brings together three research fields: socio-technical transitions, sustainable regional development, and energy system studies focusing on modeling.

Empirically, the project focuses on the transport, industry, as well as housing and services sectors. The project is carried out as three doctoral projects at Halmstad University, Lund University and Linköping University.

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