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Solutions for climate-smart events

This project develops and tests innovations that reduce climate emissions from different types of events.

The project aims to create visibility for Swedish innovations in a manner that benefits the Swedish hospitality industry.

CO2 emissions from transport must be reduced to almost zero within by 2030. This goal must be achieved without curbing people's travel needs, which include the opportunity to meet others and to experience new things. In this project, we will develop, test and evaluate new solutions for the hospitality industry and make progress towards sustainable, emission-free events.

The proportion of events' total emissions that is attributed to transportation is commonly significant. Transportation is, however, not the only source of emissions related to events. This project adopts a systems approach to focus on goods and passenger transport, catering, overnight accommodation and other energy-consuming resources that are required for the production and consumption of events. For each of these areas, the project aims to develop and trial new solutions within the Gothenburg area. 

Events comprise a unique opportunity to showcase new innovations and simultaneously reach people in situations where they are more open to change. The project's focus on climate measures aims to support Sweden's innovativeness and benefit the Swedish hospitality industry. The project also aims to create spinoffs in terms of transport and mobility innovations that can be implemented in other Swedish cities, municipalities and regions, and which can scale globally.


Project name

Solutions for climate-smart events



RISE role in project


Project start


25 months

Total budget



Göteborgs Universitet, BRG, Göteborg & Co, Got Event



Project members

Supports the UN sustainability goals

12. Responsible consumption and production
13. Climate action

Contact person

Kristina Holmgren


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