The Helsingborg Declaration is an initiative where the city works together with stakeholders from the entire logistics chain to develop the Helsingborg region into Europe’s most sustainable and fast-moving logistics hub. 

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Strong points 

  • Creation of a platform which includes whole value chain where the city is identifying and ensuring our role as an enabler of innovation/transition.
  • Concrete working groups where different partners take leadership for more in depth action on creating initiatives.
  • Connect the partners and the initiatives to the mission/support systems/CCC.
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Key stakeholders 

Logistical value chain, including local/regional companies & national/multinational actors.

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City strategy 

Helsingborg is one of the EU mission cities, with a goal set to be climate neutral by 2030. In order to be so, we have to speed up the climate transition times four. This demands a joint commitment and companies, politicians and civil servants are required on a level that has never happened before. We have to work in new ways and we have to do it together. This, we are exploring in the Helsingborg declaration. 

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Results and impacts 

Five areas of the logistics chain targeted: packaging logistics; circularity, reuse and recycling; fossil-free energy; smart, seamless and efficient logistics; technology and infrastructure.
Recent achievements:

  • 2 charging stations (Ättekulla & in the harbour).
  • Cooperation with Climateview (climateview.global) and AFRY (afry.com).
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Challenges 

  • Changing from our "business as usual".
  • Capacities in the private and public sectors to develop new business models and enable faster scaling?
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Enabling conditions 

  • Ensure high-level participation both from politicians and Directors of the City.
  • Make routine a platform but ensure support for enabling smaller concrete groups to take action. 
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Transfer tips

  • Look for your "uniquness" and put that in play together with an ambitious goal.
  • Be sincere about not having the answers and show courage in changing practice. 

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