This is some background to the daily work, from Agenda 21 in 1992 to the local Environmental Programme from 2006 to Sustainable development and the Sustainable Development Goals today. But already in 1993 Växjö Municipality approved an environmental policy.
The Agenda 21-process in Växjö became a successful co-operation with the Swedish Society for Nature Conservation and with stakeholders in Växjö. After the round-table process, a local Agenda 21-strategy was adopted in the City Council in 1999. That document is now replaced by the Environmental Programme for City of Växjö. All municipal departments and companies are responsible for their work to get a sustainable development. Växjö Municipality can not solve the world’s environmental problems, but wants to be part of the solution and take our responsibility. What we do locally also has a global impact! Växjö Municipality has for a long time successfully worked with climate and environmental issues and unanimous politicians has given the Växjö the epithet as the Greenest City in Europe.
Enviromental programme for Växjö Municipality was first adopted in 2006 by the City Council. The programme has been revised twice and was adopted in June 2014 by the City Council. The Enviromental programme has three profile areas: Living Life, Our Nature and Fossil Fuel Free Växjö with targets till 2020.