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Launch of Sweden-US Green transition initiative

Organised by: Vinnova Thu 31 Mar 2022 at 18:00-19:30

Welcome to the launch of the initiative for green transition between Sweden and the USA. An effort that will broaden and deepen innovation and cooperation between American and Swedish companies and organizations in aim to accelerate the energy transition.

This web page has been machine translated. If there are any uncertainties, please refer to the Swedish text.

The Swedish Embassy in the USA, together with the US Department of Energy and Global Energy Center and Europe Center at Atlantic Council's, invites to a discussion. The discussion focuses on how Sweden and the United States can best accelerate this energy transition and what role the private sector has in driving climate action forward.

An American-Swedish panel discusses how Sweden-US Green Transition Initiative can drive the green transition when both governments and the private sector try to increase their climate ambitions at both national and international level.


Keynote speakers:

  • Julie Cerqueira, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary, Office of International Affairs, US Department of Energy
  • Annika Strandhäll, Minister of Climate and Environment
    Panel discussion with:
  • Robert Andrén, director general of the Swedish Energy Agency
  • John Boesel, President and CEO CalStart
  • Emma Nehrenheim, Chief Environmental Officer Northvolt
  • Andreas Regnell, SVP and Head of Strategic Development Vattenfall

More speakers will be added.

You participate in the meeting digitally via Zoom. You will receive the meeting link when you have registered. To actively participate in the Q&A section, you must connect to Zoom via the app or web.

What is Sweden-US Green Transition Initiative about?

The goal of Sweden-US Green Transition Initiative is to accelerate Swedish-American partnerships in the green transition.

The purpose is to pursue sustainability and establish Sweden as an important partner for the United States to be able to switch to a low-carbon economy. The green conversion initiative will build on and expand Sweden's existing activities and partnerships in the US in the green conversion sector, everything from the energy sector to transportation, heavy industry and sustainable buildings.

The initiative will partner with the private sector, academia, innovators and stakeholders at the federal and state levels.

Green Transition Initiative is a joint initiative of Business Sweden, the Swedish Energy Agency, Vinnova and the Swedish Embassy in Washington.

Sometimes we photograph or video record our activities. If you don't want to participate in photos or videos, please let us when you arrive.


Inger Gustafsson

Programme Manager

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Last updated 31 March 2022

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