Many challenges facing European society are particularly pronounced in the urban areas, which is also often where the solutions to the challenges can be found. It is therefore imperative that an urban perspective is mainstreamed into the future budget and reasonable for cities and urban areas to have a have a major say in shaping it. This is the opinion of the Stockholm Region on the Financial Perspectives of the EU for the period after 2020.
Sustainable production and use of bioenergy plays a very essential role in the Stockholm region’s and Sweden’s energy mix, and should have a significant role alongside other types of renewable energy in order to achieve the EU’s climate goals for 2030 and a sustainable society. This is Stockholm Region statement of opinion regarding a sustainable bioenergy policy after 2020.