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The World’s most sustainable destination

By choosing Gothenburg you will take one step towards a more sustainable world. We’re the sustainable choose for your event, meeting or visit.

  • Almost all our hotels have environmental diplomas.
  • Landvetter Airport has held the highest level of environmental accreditation – “European Airport Carbon” – since 2011.
  • Around 95 per cent of public transport in Gothenburg runs on renewable energy.
  • There are 1000 “Styr & Ställ” city bikes to rent at 60 different locations in the city.
  • All restaurants that are part of the Taste of Gothenburg association have environmental diplomas or are in the process of certification.
  • All meat that is served by the municipality must be organically farmed.
  • In 2011, the Port of Gothenburg received the Shipping Award for “Regional Environmental Protection Contribution”. The port was the first in the world to provide onshore power to vessels at berth.
  • In autumn 2013, Gothenburg became the first city in the world to issue a green bond for investments that benefit the environment and the climate.
  • Gothenburg is a green city, partly thanks to its closeness to forests and parks, but also to the compact layout of the city.
  • Gothenburg is a small city where almost everything is within walking distance.

Awards

  • Leadership Award, Global Destination Sustainability Index 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2021.
  • European Capital of Smart Tourism 2020
  • One of Europe’s 100 most climate-neutral and smart cities 2022
  • One of the winners of European Capitals of Inclusion and Diversity Awards 2022
  • Best Sustainable City Stay, Lonely Planet 2021
  • Climate City of Sweden 2015.
  • Access City Award 2014.
  • Climate Municipality since 2012.
  • Fairtrade City since 2011.
Annika Hallman, Gothenburg Convention Bureau (second left) recieved the prestigious leadership award from Nina Freysen-Pretorius, President ICCA. They are flanked by Aileen Crawford, Glasgow and Martin Sirk, Chief Executive Officer ICCA