Sweden is your partner in the green transition. Driven by urgency and opportunity, we accelerate the innovative solutions needed to achieve the Paris Agreement.
The time is now. The race is on.
Together, let’s pioneer the possible™
OUR IMPACT AT COP
Every year, Sweden’s head of state and negotiating delegation participate in the United Nation’s annual high-level climate change conference, COP. Business Sweden holds the unique mandate to manage Sweden’s pavilion and official business delegation. Each year, Business Sweden successfully gather key stakeholders from business, politics, academia, the public sector, and civil society to showcase and discuss innovative, science-based solutions needed to accelerate the green transition – and meet the targets of the Paris Agreement.
Highlights from Business Sweden’s pavilion and pioneering engagement at COP27 in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt
WHY participate at Cop28?
COP28 will gather up to 80,000 delegates, including heads of state, government officials, business leaders, scientists, climate experts, NGOs, and civil society – to negotiate and agree actions to mitigate the worst effects of climate change.
This will be a milestone event featuring the first-ever Global Stocktake, with the aim of assessing the progress made in meeting climate targets. This offers a pivotal opportunity to demonstrate positive advancements in global climate action and identify critical implementation gaps that will guide the direction for the future of our planet.
The science is clear: we need to cut global emissions by half by 2030.
The transition from a fossil fuel dependent world economy to a net-zero, ciruclar economy is both necessary and possible; and presents opportunities and prerequisites for jobs, prosperity, and economic growth.
As the urgency increases, so does the need to develop and implement resilient mitigation and adaptation solutions. Many of these solutions exist today; however, they must be rapidly and exponentially scaled to limit global warming and stay within planetary boundaries.
Business Sweden is providing an exclusive platform to showcase science-based solutions in the areas of innovation, policy, and finance.
Together with Sweden’s pioneering businesses and thought leaders, we are committed to collaborating to scale climate mitigation and adaptation – and increasing Sweden's global contribution to Agenda 2030 and the Paris Agreement.
The time is now. The race is on. Together, lets pioneer the possible.
SWEDEN’S CLIMATE ACTION AGENDA
Sustainability and innovation are part of Sweden’s DNA. Sweden was the first country in the world to pass an environmental protection act, the first to host the United Nations conference on the environment in 1972, and one of the first countries to introduce a carbon tax.
But that is just the beginning of the journey. Today, Sweden's goal is to become the world's first fossil fuel-free welfare nation while scaling its climate solutions globally.
While policymakers have set the direction of the green transition, the private sector has taken climate policy and turned it into business practice; working collaboratively to pioneer the possible and impact change on a global scale.
To accelerate this transformation, Sweden is utilising three keys to unlock the full potential of the green transition: innovation, policy, and finance.
Why Business Sweden?
Mandated to support the Swedish government's climate targets, Business Sweden leads the way in aiding Swedish and international companies to invest and collaborate, both in Sweden and globally. We take pride in fostering partnerships and serving as a liaison between global climate challenges and innovative solutions, accelerating companies and countries in their transition journeys.
WHAT IS COP?
Mattias Frumerie, Sweden’s Climate Ambassador and Head of Delegation to the UNFCCC, explains the importance of COP and Sweden's climate diplomacy efforts.