- Malmö wins prize for long-term sustainability - by the Norwegian foundation Idébanken.
- Malmö - Sweden's most climate-smart Municipality - by Earth Hour Capital 2011.
- World Habitat Awards for the eco-city called Ekostaden Augustenborg - by the United Nations' agency UN-HABITAT.
- European Green Capital Finalist 2012 & 2013, Green Capital.
- Sweden's top climate municipalities, Malmö in 3rd place
- Environment Municipality of the Year - 2010 - by the journal Miljöaktuellt.
- "Scroll of Honour 2009" — Malmö City is praised for its work with sustainable urban development. The prize is awarded by the UN-HABITAT.