Breakfast seminar: Progressive companies for more ambitious climate policy – How Nordic business can move global policy towards 1.5 degrees
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
- 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
- Karin Lexén, Secretary General at Swedish Society For Nature Conservation
- Eva Blixt, Research manager at Swedish Steel Producers’ Association
- 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.