Fossil Free Sweden: The Swedish Model for a Carbon-Neutral Economy

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Sweden has passed a law to become fossil-free by 2045 and has created elaborate strategies to achieve this goal.

A plethora of policy and market mechanisms have been formed of which a special interest lies in the "green bonds" – a financing tool adopted widely across municipalities in Sweden, enabling large-scale investments in renewable energies and energy efficiency projects – mostly in Sweden, but also abroad.

With these mechanisms, Sweden is a leader in demonstrating a positive link between going fossil-free and a country’s prosperity and therefore increases the incentive to exit the fossil economy to move to a low-carbon economy.

Event Moderator: Avi Blau, Director of the Afeka Institute of Circular Engineering and Economy

Program:

14:00 - 14:05: Greetings

Mr. Erik Ullenhag, Ambassador of Sweden to Israel

14:05- 14:35: Introduction to fossil free policies in Sweden

Åsa Romson, former Minister for Climate and the Environment, current Senior researcher in environmental law and policy at IVL Swedish Environmental Research Institute - Sweden's fossil free policy

Örjan Lönngren, Policy Analyst, Energy and Climate at the City of Stockholm - fossil free policy In Stockholm

14:35 - 15:25: Swedish Industry Action for Climate Neutrality

Ms. Ann-Mari Fineman, Counsellor for Innovation Affairs Head of the Vinnova Office in Tel Aviv

City climate solutions by Sweden - transportation, grid, water treatment

Ronen Aharon, CEO at ABB Technologies Ltd. Israel

James Lundström, Head of Circular Economy at Volvo Cars

Erik Odén, CEO at C-Green Technology AB

Eva Stål, project leader biochar project , NSR AB

15:25 – 15:45: Green bonds - how can it be used to fund climate solutions

Göran Färm, Chairman of Kommuninvest Cooperative Society - Introduction to green bonds and their use in Sweden

Irene Svenonius, Chairman of the Board of Stockholm Region - Use of green bonds to fund climate projects in the city of Stockholm

15:45 - 16:15: Tel Aviv responses to climate change

Vered Crispin Ramati, Deputy Director of Environment & Sustainability Authority at Tel Aviv Municipality

The event is organized by the Embassy of Sweden in Tel Aviv in collaboration with Merhav - the movement for Israeli Urbanism

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The event is part of series of webinars by Merhav: "Cities at the Front of the Climate Crisis".

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