We know climate change can feel overwhelming and tempting to avoid. But the immense shift to reduce carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions and mitigate the looming climate crisis requires everyone's attention.
In Sweden, we plan to be carbon neutral by 2045. Through broad commitment — from government officials, major companies, and Swedish citizens — we're developing a wide range of solutions. From renewable energy to sustainable industries, we're creating hope for the future.
Join us in pioneering the possible and putting all the pieces of the green transition together.
In Sweden, we have a history of close cooperation between government, the private sector, and academia. And our triple-helix model of collaboration is fueling innovation to fight climate change.
Policymakers have set a direction; companies and researchers are following it. Climate policy is now a cornerstone of business practice and scientific inquiry in Sweden.
Industry clusters — organizations of overlapping sectors within a small area based on the Swedish ideal of “we’re better together" — further the effort.
Sweden's expenditure on research and development is one of the highest on the planet, at 3.5% of its GDP. It's also a top spender per capita on life science research in Europe and home to world-leading science infrastructure.
Transportation accounts for nearly a third of all greenhouse gas emissions in Sweden. Therefore, a key to becoming carbon neutral is lowering our transportation sector's footprint.
We’re electrifying transport, from road to rail and sea to air. The government and business sector are working together to reach milestones like 80% of all new cars sold in Sweden being electric by 2030.
We’re also optimizing into a more transportation-efficient society. Not only by keeping public transit reliable, but also by supporting digital solutions for more energy-efficient travel.
Between 2010 and 2030, Sweden will reduce the CO2 emissions of all non-aviation transportation within its borders by 70%.
Production and manufacturing in Sweden are experiencing a major shift. We see immense potential ahead to transform industrial sectors into sustainable industries.
Many companies are adapting their operations for the circular economy. They feel their own need to change, but also know regulations will make CO2 emissions more costly.
Across different fields and at every stage in a value chain, companies are joining forces to develop greener options. They’re looking into things like alternative fuels and more energy-efficient technology.
The Swedish government is ambitious in its sustainability goals. The country aims to be fossil-fuel free with 100% renewable energy by 2045.
The most notable transition for a carbon-neutral future is the energy sector. Sweden is an indisputable world leader when it comes to renewable and sustainable energy.
We've benefited from certain geographic, cultural, and economic factors. They helped us create cost-efficient renewable energy solutions, which boost other sustainability efforts like electric vehicles and green steel production.
We've even become international experts in renewables. Swedish specialists in sustainable energy are helping accelerate the clean energy transition all around the world.
Renewable energy sources currently account for 60% of all energy production in Sweden.
20% of Sweden’s CO2 emissions are from construction. But sustainability goes beyond lowering the emissions in putting up a building. It means making offices, homes, and other structures that are more sustainable.
Many Swedish organizations are creating energy-efficient buildings and systems for greener cities. But along with designing and constructing new structures to be CO2-neutral, we have to implement green innovations for ones that already exist.
It requires clever engineering, a deep understanding of materials, openness to new technology, and investment in solutions.
By 2030, CO2 emissions by the Swedish construction industry will be 50% of what they were in 2010.
The following companies and organizations participate in the exhibition:
Atlas Copco, CAKE, Candela, Einride, Envac, Epiroc/LKAB, Ericsson, Fossil Free Sweden, Green Transition Initiative, Heart Aerospace, HYBRIT, IKEA, Minesto, Northvolt, SIREUS, Skanska, Stockholm Exergi, Stolab, Stora Enso, Swedish Energy Agency, Swedish Waste Management, TreeToTextile, Urbs, Vattenfall, Vinnova, Volvo Cars, and Volvo Group.
The exhibition is produced by the Swedish Institute, in collaboration with the Embassy of Sweden in Washington, D.C.