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Between 21 January 2019 and 30 November 2021, he was Minister for Business, Industry and Innovation.

Between 25 May 2016 and 21 January 2019, he was Minister for Policy Coordination and Energy.

Ministers on this page who have left the Government

Between 21 January 2019 and 30 November 2021, he was Minister for Business, Industry and Innovation.

Between 25 May 2016 and 21 January 2019, he was Minister for Policy Coordination and Energy.

State Secretary Nils Vikmång attending ministerial meeting on sustainable energy solutions in San Francisco

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On 31 May–3 June, State Secretary Nils Vikmång is heading a Swedish delegation in San Francisco in the United States. During the week he will take part in the meeting of the Clean Energy Ministerial, a project involving some 20 countries with the aim of accelerating the spread of sustainable energy solutions. The Swedish delegation will also attend a number of meetings in the area of energy technologies and innovations.

Nils Vikmång, State Secretary to Minister for Policy Coordination and Energy Ibrahim Baylan, is heading the Swedish delegation in San Francisco. During the week, meetings will be held with ministers, business leaders and investors.

Sweden will also join a gender equality initiative to increase women's participation in the energy sector.

The delegation will highlight the Swedish initiative Team Sweden Energy, which is part of Sweden's export strategy. The aim of this initiative is to increase Swedish companies' exports of energy technology solutions and know-how, which will contribute to a sustainable energy transition internationally.

"We have a close dialogue with public and private actors within Team Sweden Energy, and through this engagement we are laying a solid foundation for the visibility of many competent Swedish companies in international contexts," says Mr Vikmång.

Mr Vikmång will attend the Clean Energy Ministerial 7 meeting on 1–2 June. He will challenge other countries to follow Sweden's example to invest in energy-efficient lighting – the Lighting Challenge. During this meeting, Sweden will also announce that it is joining the Clean Energy Education and Empowerment (C3E) gender equality initiative and that three Swedish representatives have now been elected to the international network. These representatives are Elisabet Falemo, Director-General of the National Electrical Safety Board, Annika Wiklund, Senior Vice President of Vattenfall Distribution and Elin Löfblad, Head of OX2 Distributed Energy.

In the course of the week, Mr Vikmång will also attend the first meeting of the Mission Innovation, which was launched at the UN Climate Conference in Paris in 2015. Sweden is one of approximately 20 countries to have endorsed the initiative.

The aim of this cooperation is to increase state and private investments in the development of new energy technology solutions. Among other things, a breakfast meeting will be held with Bill Gates and other investors from the Breakthrough Energy Coalition.

Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM)

The Clean Energy Ministerial is a project involving some 20 countries, including the Nordic countries. Together, these countries account for 90 per cent of investments in clean energy and 75 per cent of greenhouse gas emissions. The aim of this project is to accelerate the spread of sustainable energy solutions in areas such as smart electricity grids, electric vehicles and lighting. Sweden has been an active participant since this project started in 2010.

Contact

Gunilla Hjalmarson
Press Secretary to Minister for Policy Coordination and Energy Ibrahim Baylan
Phone (switchboard) +46 8 405 10 00

Ministers on this page who have left the Government

Between 21 January 2019 and 30 November 2021, he was Minister for Business, Industry and Innovation.

Between 25 May 2016 and 21 January 2019, he was Minister for Policy Coordination and Energy.

Ministers on this page who have left the Government

Between 21 January 2019 and 30 November 2021, he was Minister for Business, Industry and Innovation.

Between 25 May 2016 and 21 January 2019, he was Minister for Policy Coordination and Energy.

About Team Sweden Energy

The Government’s overall Export Strategy was presented in September 2015. The Ministry of the Environment and Energy then devised a strategy for the implementation of the Export Strategy in the area of energy, in close dialogue with government agencies and business.

Team Sweden Energy is a special initiative to boost Swedish energy technology exports within the framework of Sweden’s Export Strategy. In the initial stage, Team Sweden Energy will conduct initiatives to promote exports in three thematic areas: smart electricity grids, sustainable heating and cooling, and energy efficiency.