Northern Sweden expects population boom from green investments

A street scene in Kiruna, Sweden. Green investments are expected to attract about 100,000 people to Sweden’s far north in the next 15 years. (Eilís Quinn/Eye on the Arctic)
  • Green investments are expected to attract about 100,000 people to Sweden’s far north in the next 15 years, meaning frantic building work is underway.
  • Skellefteå Councillor Evelina Fahlesson tells Swedish Television when they look around there’s no other place in Sweden that has been in this situation before.
  • Driving this growth are green industries like a battery factory in Skellefteå and a zero-carbon steel plant in Boden.
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