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Sweden shows leadership for greater gender equality in the energy sector
On 7 November, Sweden and the International Energy Agency (IEA) hosted the Women in Clean Energy side event in Paris to attract attention and generate engagement in the importance of promoting women’s participation and leadership in energy transition. Representatives of governments, international organisations and the business world took part.
Ibrahim Baylan to lead international meeting of energy ministers in Paris
On 7–8 November, Minister for Policy Coordination and Energy Ibrahim Baylan will chair the International Energy Agency (IEA) Ministerial Meeting.
Government making broad investments in energy
Energy efficiency measures are key to Sweden achieving its energy policy objectives. The Government is now investing SEK 850 million in more renewable energy, more efficient energy use and more energy and climate advisory services in 2018, with additional funding in 2019 and 2020.
Research cooperation the focus as Helene Hellmark Knutsson receives China’s research minister
On Thursday 31 August, Minister for Higher Education and Research, Helene Hellmark Knutsson, is hosting a meeting with Wan Gang, Chinese Minister of Science and Technology. A cooperation agreement on research will be signed during the meeting.
Strengthened cooperation during meeting of energy ministers in China
The visit of Minister for Policy Coordination and Energy, Ibrahim Baylan, to Beijing in June contributed to strengthened relations with several of the world’s largest economies and provided opportunities to promote Swedish know-how and companies. An action plan for Sweden’s continued bilateral energy cooperation with China was also agreed.
Ibrahim Baylan prepares for international energy meeting to be chaired by Sweden
On 2 June, Minister for Policy Coordination and Energy Ibrahim Baylan met the Executive Director of the International Energy Agency (IEA), Fatih Birol, in Stockholm. The meeting was part of the preparations ahead of the IEA Ministerial Meeting in November 2017, which Mr Baylan will chair.
The EU and Nordic countries to host energy ministerial meetings next year
The Eight Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM8) and Second Mission Innovation Ministerial (MI2) in Beijing this week have demonstrated the commitment of the People’s Republic of China to the clean energy transition.
Ibrahim Baylan calls attention to the Swedish Lighting Challenge
The Swedish Lighting Challenge is celebrating its first anniversary, and to mark the occasion Minister for Policy Coordination and Energy Ibrahim Baylan visited Gröna Lund, one of the most recent actors to join the initiative. A lot has happened since the initiative was launched a year ago, and actors from both the public and private sectors are now involved.
“Everything that is fossil-based today can be made from wood in the future”
A circular bio-based economy was on the agenda of the National Innovation Council when it met on 1 September 2016. The Government is working on several processes linked to this area. Karl-Henrik Sundström, CEO and Managing Director of Stora Enso, is a member of the Council and spoke at the meeting about how a circular bio-based economy affects Sweden's development and competitiveness.