Progressive companies for more ambitious climate policy – How Nordic business can move global policy towards 1.5 degrees
On September 11th 2018, the Haga Initiative arranged an affiliated event in Stockholm. The event was one of three European seminars arranged within the Global Climate Action Summit held in San Fransisco on September 12-14, 2018. See a brief film from the event below:
- Wael Hmaidan, Executive Director at Climate Action Network
- Kate White, Deputy Secretary, Environmental Policy and Housing Coordination at California State Transportation Agency
- Katarina Areskoug Mascarenhas, Head of the Commission Representation in Sweden
- Anders Wijkman, Co-president Club of Rome and chairman Climate-KIC
- Björn-Ola Linnér, Prof. Centre for Climate Science and Policy Research at Linköping university
- Peter Alestig, Editor at Svenska Dagbladet
- Susanna Baltscheffsky, producer and reporter at Swedish Radio
- Karin Lexén, Secretary General at Swedish Society For Nature Conservation
- Stein Ivar Bye, COO at Preem
- Eva Blixt, Research manager at Swedish Steel Producers’ Association
- Karin Stenmar, Head of Sustainability at Folksamgruppen
- Ulf Wikström, Head of Sustainability at Stockholm Exergi
- Nina Ekelund, Executive Director at Haga Initiative (moderator)
Large export companies in the Nordics see a clear connection between climate action and profitability, since it gives strategic possibilities to create new business opportunities, a more attractive brand and reduced costs, according to a report from April this year. The companies want policies to be more ambitious and are also looking to scale up their initiatives to influence strategies on a global level.
- How can business contribute to realize the target of 1.5 degrees?
- How progressive are the Nordics in the climate action in a global context?
- How can the Nordics spread its solutions for a faster global transition?
- Why do Nordic businesses see climate action as a vital business strategy?
The Haga Initiative is a business network that wants to see a profitable business sector without climate impact. The 15 member companies have together set the target of reaching net-zero emissions by 2030. Read more about our commitments here.
Date and time: 11th of September 08:00-10:00 AM CEST (GMT+2) (10th of September, 11.00 PM – 01:00 AM PDT (GMT -7))
Location: Royal Coin Cabinet, Slottsbacken 6, Stockholm and Online at our Facebookpage
Twitter: #haga18 #StepUp2018 #GCAS2018