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Gothenburg Green City Zone

Gothenburg Green City Zone leads the way towards zero-emissions transports

Currently in development, Gothenburg Green City Zone is a world first: an initiative by a number of major stakeholders including Volvo Cars to build a climate-neutral transportation system in a large geographical area of Gothenburg. New technology will be tested to allow this part of Gothenburg to have 100% emission-free transport modes by 2030

The initiative was taken jointly by the City of Gothenburg (through Business Region Göteborg), Volvo Cars, and RISE Research Institutes of Sweden. Interest and involvement in Gothenburg Green City Zone has been great, with Chalmers University of Technology, the School of Business, Economics and Law at the University of Gothenburg, the Swedish Exhibition and Congress Centre, the City of Mölndal and Johanneberg Science Park on board so far. And there will be many more of us – Gothenburg Green City Zone is an inclusive venture that welcomes everyone who wants to take part, in whatever way, in creating sustainable solutions for the Gothenburg region, and in spreading them to the wider world.

The purpose with this initiative is to create new ways of collaborating in order to develop transport solutions that can contribute to a climate neutral transport zone. The final target is a climate neutral transport system in the city by 2030.

The number of residents, workplaces, tourists and visitors in Gothenburg is set to increase dramatically the coming 10 years. This fact makes it a challenge to create an efficient, climate neutral transport system that works for all.

The new solutions will be developed by engaging partners in the city municipality, industry, research institutes, Universities and not the least, citizens. The final goal is a climate-neutral transport system that improves the health and well-being of all citizens -a Green city zone.


Project name

Gothenburg Green City Zone




Västra Götaland Region

RISE role in project

Project manager

Project start


10 years


Volvo Cars


Supports the UN sustainability goals

3. Good health and well-being
11. Sustainable cities and communities
13. Climate action
Fredrik Cederstav

Contact person

Fredrik Cederstav


+46 70 988 87 54

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