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The Climate Leap

  • Published on October 30, 2019

The Climate Leap is a national policy initiative open for application by local companies and organizations to receive grants for their aim to implement measures that reduces their emissions of green house gases. The policy instrument mainly targets industries, the transport sector, and the agriculture sector, but is open for application for other measures as well. The objective of the policy is to accelerate the ongoing work in the public and private sector by decreasing greenhouse gas emissions in line with Sweden’s goal of net zero by 2045. We do so by granting measures that can deliver the most reduction in emissions in relation to the investment costs.

Many of the measures that have already received grants from the Climate Leap concerns sustainable consumption and production, for example, shifting from fossil fuels to renewable alternatives such as electricity, hydrogen, and biogas, by stimulating both production and distribution. The Climate Leap also supports measures that reduces energy consumption and improves energy efficiency by converting from fossil fuel-based heating to more sustainable alternatives. Other measures that relates to sustainable consumption and production which have received grants are recycling measures connected to waste disposal, for example plastic or batteries, but also pioneering processes within industries that promotes a more circular flow and use of materials. The Climate Leap also supports measures that improves the transport sector by building infrastructure that promotes a more efficient way to deliver goods and offering more alternatives of public transport in addition to renewable fuel sources. The agriculture also receives support to improve their production by converting from fossil fuel-based heating and drying of grain to renewable alternatives, switching to more sustainable working machines and processes, as well as improving their animal housing.

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