Sustainability by Sweden
Addressing energy efficiency measures and innovations in Sweden and the United Kingdom was the main focus of a seminar held at Mansion House on Friday October 4. The event was opened by The Lord Mayor Roger Gifford and had brought together people from the Swedish and British business sector as well as government officials. The Swedish companies Ericsson, Skanska and Vattenfall presented concrete proposals on how to live climate smart lives. These presentations were followed by a panel debate moderated by Fiona Harvey, Environment Correspondent at The Guardian. The panel included Lars Erik Liljelund, Managing Director Mistra, Guy Newey, Head of Environment & Energy Policy Exchange, Androulla Kaminara, European Commission as well as Paul Chandler, Skanska, Matilda Gennvi Gustafsson, Ericsson and Peter Wesslau, Vattenfall.
The Swedish State Secretary Daniel Johansson kept reminding us about the need for action on a global level. A global deal on the price of carbon would be a game changer. He pointed out that in the future we could expect more companies to invest in Sweden from an energy perspective, not least since consumers are becoming more interested in companies that brand themselves as climate smart. Energy efficiency is definitely a subject that we will return to in partnership with the Swedish Chamber of Commerce and BusinessSweden as well as the business sector.