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Karlstad 2018 GDS-Index Report
2018 Performance Overview
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Social
Environmental
Performance Highlights
Summary
Environmental
Supplier
Social
Karlstad is a Fair Trade City. The city is surrounded by water and situated on a delta where Sweden´s longest river, Klarälven, meets the third largest lake in Europe, Vänern, making it possible to go swimming in the middle of the city center. The destination offers 250 km of bicycle paths. You can find 11 Natura 2000 areas within the municipal boundary. Karlstad Airport has become the first airport in Europe to install a fixed storage tank facility for aviation biofuel. All local bus service is biogas driven. At the end of 2016 100 % of our hotels are eco-certified.
Karlstad is one of seven municipalities in the country designated as the Global Municipality of Sida – The Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency. This means that we are a municipality that thinks globally and acts locally. It is about working in our work to contribute to the UN's 17 Global Objectives and Agenda 2030. The quality work at school and the work to ensure an equivalent education for all regardless of socio-economic background contribute to the global goal of good education. Sjöstadsverket's investments to improve water quality, sustainable travel, these are other examples that contribute to the global goals of sustainable energy, clean water, sustainable living and sustainable cities and communities. In Karlstad everyone will feel warmly welcome and openly be the one you are and love who you want. Karlstad Municipality has long been working to be a good municipality for HBTQ people to live and live in, for example, where upper secondary school student health first in Sweden became HBT certified.
Summary
Does Karlstad-warm welcome  have a Sustainability Strategy?
Does Karlstad have a sustainable destination certificate?
Does Karlstad-warm welcome  report on its sustainability performance?
Environmental
Karlstad is a Fair Trade City. The city is surrounded by water and situated on a delta where Sweden´s longest river, Klarälven, meets the third largest lake in Europe, Vänern, making it possible to go swimming in the middle of the city center. The destination offers 250 km of bicycle paths. You can find 11 Natura 2000 areas within the municipal boundary. Karlstad Airport has become the first airport in Europe to install a fixed storage tank facility for aviation biofuel. All local bus service is biogas driven. At the end of 2016 100 % of our hotels are eco-certified.
OF ELECTRICITY FROM RENEWABLES
OF WASTE RECYCLED
1702 ha
HECTARES OF GREEN AREA PER 100 000 POPULATION
Supplier
OF SUSTAINABILITY CERTIFIED HOTELS
OF SUSTAINABILITY CERTIFIED VENUES
OF SUSTAINABILITY CERTIFIED PCOS/DMCS
Social
Karlstad is one of seven municipalities in the country designated as the Global Municipality of Sida – The Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency. This means that we are a municipality that thinks globally and acts locally. It is about working in our work to contribute to the UN's 17 Global Objectives and Agenda 2030. The quality work at school and the work to ensure an equivalent education for all regardless of socio-economic background contribute to the global goal of good education. Sjöstadsverket's investments to improve water quality, sustainable travel, these are other examples that contribute to the global goals of sustainable energy, clean water, sustainable living and sustainable cities and communities. In Karlstad everyone will feel warmly welcome and openly be the one you are and love who you want. Karlstad Municipality has long been working to be a good municipality for HBTQ people to live and live in, for example, where upper secondary school student health first in Sweden became HBT certified.
85
SDG IMPLEMENTATION SCORE
89
SCORE ON SOCIAL PROGRESS INDEX
85
SCORE ON CORRUPTION PERCEPTION INDEX
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About the Global Destination Sustainability Movement

The Global Destination Sustainability Movement (GDSM) brings together the sustainability pioneers of the business and leisure tourism world, working with destinations to co-create their tourism and events strategies, benchmark and improve their sustainability performance and transform value chains in order to catalyse regeneration.

Our purpose is to engage, inspire and enable the business events and tourism industry to become more sustainable and regenerative.

 

Our Methodology

The GDS-Index uses 69 indicators that evaluate destinations sustainability performance across four key areas. If you are interested, you can read our benchmarking methodology in detail here.

City Environmental
Performance

Sustainability Strategy

Energy and Emissions

Resources

Air Quality

Transportation

Green Areas

Water

City Social
Performance

Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

Social Progress

Corruption

Personal Safety

Access to Information

Health and Wellness

Inclusiveness

Supplier
Performance

Hotels

Airport

Agencies (PCOs & DMCs)

Restaurants

Venues

Academia

Destination
Management
Performance

Destination Strategy

Policy and Certification

Governance

Capacity Building

Measurement and Reports

Marketing and Comms

Client Support

Accessibility

Generating Impact

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The GDS­M is not owned by any one organisation. It is operated as a multi-­stakeholder partnership founded and endorsed by IMEX, MCI, the International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA) and European Cities Marketing. Gubi Consulting and Guy Bigwood is responsible for the management of the Secretariat.

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