Malmo ran its CLICC project from 2010-2014 to tackle household carbon emissions by refurbishing three housing compounds.
In its bid to reduce per capital energy use by 20% by 2020, Malmo began the Climate Living in Cities Concept (CLICC) in 2010. The initiative involved refurbishing three post-war housing compounds, comprising a total of 1,200 households. This was complemented by awareness-raising activities.
Refurbishments included replacing a traditional heating system with one that generates warmth from used air, photovoltaic panels on roofs and energy efficient washing machines.
The city wanted to show citizens that with a little bit of effort they can make a big difference. It enlisted the support of a group of ‘climate coaches’, volunteers leading climate themed sub-projects. Their role was to teach citizens how to live more sustainably and encourage behavioural changes in areas such as food consumption and transport.
Residents were also invited to use a greenhouse gas emissions calculator to determine their own household emissions and find tips on how to reduce these.