New initiative for green and safe communities
The Government is now proposing enhanced efforts for green and safe communities. The Budget Bill is based on an agreement between the Government, the Centre Party and the Liberal Party.
“Our cities and communities must become a part of the solution to the greatest challenge facing our generation – solving the environmental crisis. Alongside that, we must ensure that our communities are safe and socially sustainable. These funds can help various actors transform our communities into green and pleasant places where people can live safe and sustainable lives,” says Minister for Financial Markets and Housing Per Bolund.
The Government is now introducing funds for measures to promote urban green spaces and ecosystem services in urban areas, and also strengthen the social sustainability and safety in cities and communities. This initiative is an independent continuation of the previous ‘Green cities’ initiative, which was very popular. The Government proposes allocating SEK 50 million for 2020, SEK 150 million for 2021 and SEK 200 million for 2022.