The ‘Malmö Commitment’ includes commitments to placing people and social equity at the core of local sustainable development; promoting safe and healthy urban spaces and communities; prioritizing human and environmental health at the same time. Its targets are anything but easy: reducing Malmö’s climate impacts, greening its urban environment, and enriching local biodiversity and ecosystem health – all by 2030. According to Helen Nilsson, project manager at the city’s Environment Department, the key to achieve these targets is to coordinate a multi-pronged approach to invest in biodiversity, resilience, and community buy-in that emphasizes locals’ nature-connectedness. The environmental mantra of Malmö sounds simple: it should be easy for the Swedish city’s residents to make climate-smart choices, therefore changing public perceptions lies at the heart of Malmö’s greening strategy. Read more on