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Energy and climate plan in the City of Mora

Region: Dalarna, Sweden
Implemented on: Local level
Target group: Energy stakeholders


The plan describes how Mora municipality works with energy and climate related issues. The initial part sets out the ambitious goals for the work. The plan describes measures for different types of buildings and sets targets both for measures taken on a general level for the whole geographic area of the municipality as well as measures concerning the municipal organization alone. The targets are easy to monitor. A prioritized list of actions is presented and monitoring system is defined. Priorities and key players are identified. The plan covers all strategic and planning levels, from vision and overall goals down to concrete actions. Overall, the plan is a good example and shows a municipality with a high level of ambition in this area of energy and climate influence.


  • Setting long-term goals to meet the national goals for the year 2050: Sweden becomes climate-neutral.
  • Until 2020, energy use will be 20% more efficient than in 2008 and the average use of energy in Mora Municipality buildings will be 15% lower than in 2009.
  • Specific targets for municipal buildings, e.g. Solar power will be installed on at least one public building during the period 2011 – 2014 and in renovation of municipal buildings, energy use shall be reduced by 50 percent.


  • Implementation of the plan is expected to be possible within the existing budget.
  • Measures will be evaluated by profitability calculations in accordance with the LCC (LifeCycleCosts) method.


  • The strategy has been evaluated after the first year, 2011. The result of this evaluation shows that work so far is in largely following the plan.

Lessons learnt:

  • Building a coherent system that also works in everyday life. E.g. identifying key indicators for monitoring and indicating responsibilities;
  • This strategy is a good example of how national and regional policy documents can be transformed into local targets and local actions;
  • Success factors are the broad support of the program by officials and politicians who know about the strategy and use it in their everyday work.