Malmö pulls itself back from the eco brink

22nd January 2009, Comments 0 comments

Every European country is reassessing its energy needs. How has Swedish town Malmö become one of the greenest places on the planet?

We look at various projects underway across Europe as municipalities struggle with the duo of 'eco' crises: the economy and ecology.

Malmö, Sweden's third-largest city, faced bankruptcy, unemployment and misery less than a generation ago when heavy industry and shipbuilding died a slow death. But the city decided that it would rather take a leap into the 21st century than decline in agony, and made sustainable urban policies and care for the environment its ticket into the future. Today Malmö is one of the greenest places on the planet.

Video: AFP


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