Since COP25, Business Sweden has had the unique mission of coordinating Sweden's official business delegation to the UN climate summit. After successful efforts in Business Sweden's pavilion at both COP27 in Sharm El Sheikh and COP26 in Glasgow, we once again have strong business participation at this year's climate summit. At COP28, Sweden will have a Swedish pavilion in the diplomatic blue zone where negotiations take place. It will be a meeting place for discussions, joint activities, and a place to promote Sweden and Swedish evidence-based solutions.
Emma Modéer Wiking, Sustainability Manager at Business Sweden:
"Urgency and opportunities are the focus of the Swedish pavilion. Urgency is based on what science reports, and opportunities stem from the solutions, especially those offered by the business sector, to bridge implementation gaps, create new jobs, and promote green growth. Sweden possesses evidence-based solutions that can accelerate climate transition and adaptation in both the global north and south. These solutions are showcased in the pavilion, allowing companies to present them while also establishing direct contact with global decision-makers”, says Emma.
Currently, a total of 21 companies are part of the Swedish business delegation, along with Swedish authorities and representatives from research institutes and expert organisations. All companies participating in this year's climate summit are leaders in the green transition. With outstanding green innovations and ambitious climate goals, they are driving the climate agenda to contribute to the transition journeys of both countries and companies. The participating actors are:
- Astra Zeneca
- Alfa Laval
- Hitachi Energy
- Stockholm Exergi
- Tetra Pak
- Volvo Cars
Mattias Frumerie, Sweden's Chief Negotiator for COP28:
"Science speaks its clear language – global emissions must be almost halved by 2030 for us to limit global warming to 1.5 degrees. Sweden is at the forefront of the transition, and Swedish companies have solutions that can help accelerate the transition worldwide. I am therefore pleased and proud that leading Swedish companies will be present in Dubai to share what they can offer to other countries," says Mattias.
On the road to COP28, Business Sweden will organise a high-level meeting in New York on September 19th, coinciding with the opening of the General Assembly and Climate Week NYC. There is still an opportunity for more companies and organisations to participate. To learn more about Sweden's presence at COP28 and Business Sweden's efforts, please see the link here.
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