In 2016, Trafikverket in Sweden launched its carbon reduction requirements for large transport infrastructure projects: Contractors bidding on contracts over €5 million, and due to start operation after 2020, must provide a carbon budget and details of how they plan to reduce the project’s carbon footprint.
Between 2020 and 2024, design-and-build contracts will be targeted to achieve a 15% carbon reduction.
From 2025 to 2029, the targeted reduction will rise to 30%.
Projects that better their targets could receive a financial bonus.
Carbon footprints for Trafikverket projects are calculated using a tool called Klimatkalkyl.Sweden has set itself ambitious goals to reduce its carbon emissions and slow climate change.