Sweden-Korea Green Transition Alliance

On 13 May, 13 Swedish companies are joining to launch the Sweden - Korea Green Transition Alliance, together with the Embassy of Sweden, Business Sweden and the Swedish Chamber of Commerce in Korea. the companies in the alliance will announce their...

On 13 May, 13 Swedish companies are joining to launch the Sweden – Korea Green Transition Alliance, together with the Embassy of Sweden, Business Sweden and the Swedish Chamber of Commerce in Korea. the companies in the alliance will announce their pledges to reduce environmental and carbon footprint in support of Koreas efforts to a Green and Carbon Neutral Society.

Let’s make Korea Greener Together

Sweden-Korea Green Transition Alliance is an initiative of Swedish companies in Korea – ABB, Atlas Copco, Envac, IKEA, KraftPowercon, Orkla, Scandinavian Biogas, Scania, SF Marina, Tetra Pak, Volvo Cars, Volvo Trucks – together with the Embassy of Sweden, Business Sweden and Swedish Chamber of Commerce. Alliance members are committed to work together with Korean industrial partners to not only support but also help raise the ambition of Korea’s efforts towards a Green and Carbon Neutral society

We wrote on this blog in March about how Roadmaps for fossil-free competitiveness can be a boon to Korea.  Now, 13 Swedish companies are bringing the experience from Fossil Free Sweden to Korea and establish a Green Transition Alliance with the purpose to walk the talk and contribute to Koreas green transition.

A press Meeting 13 May

A press meeting will take place at the Swedish Ambassador’s Residence in Seoul, 13 May at 9.30-10.30 KST with messages by Ban Ki-moon, the 8th UN Secretary-General, Ibrahim Baylan, Minister for Business, Industry and Innovation. And in the presence of Yeonchul Yoo, Ambassador for Climate Change, Republic of Korea, and Jakob Hallgren, Ambassador of Sweden to the Republic of Korea, and of course the 13 Swedish companies.

The Green Transition Alliance is a unique new forward looking commitment from Swedish industry in Korea to reduce their environmental and carbon footprint and to partner with Korean industry to step up climate action in their respective sectors. The Alliance will also express their expectations on Korea to take on a leading role in the necessary green transition and to provide an enabling environment for greening of the economy.

If you have questions regarding the Sweden-Korea Green Transition Alliance, contact: Yeonyoon Choi, Program Manager, Direct: +82 70 4713 5906; Yeonyoon.Choi@business-Sweden.se

Green innovations

As Counsellor for Science and Innovation, I am super excited about this initiative: I often see similarities between Korea and Sweden in our industrial profiles and strong drive for innovation. There are differences in how we approach industry and innovation and I believe we can excel and complement each other in the challenge of finding innovative solutions for replacing fossil materials in the production of goods and services!

Written by Anders Hektor