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COP27: To scale sustainable solutions, the world needs to ban fossil fuel subsidies

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COP27: To scale sustainable solutions, the world needs to ban fossil fuel subsidies

Around 90 heads of state are confirmed to participate in COP 27, UNFCCC’s Conference of the Parties that starts this Sunday, in Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt. The country’s goal for its COP presidency is to move from negotiations and plans to focus on implementation and action.

In contrast to last year’s event in Glasgow, where political and business leaders, negotiators, and NGOs from almost 200 countries came together to commit to fighting climate change, a long list of top-level executives has been reported to skip COP27 altogether, including the CEOs of BlackRock, Citigroup and Standard Chartered.

The decision to not participate comes at a time when countries’ global greenhouse gas emissions are expected to rise 10.6% by 2030 compared to 2010 levels, according to a United Nations report published last week. In order to achieve the Paris Agreement goal of limiting global warming to 1.5°C, we need to cut emissions by as much as 43% in the coming years. To put it in diplomatic terms, the situation is critical.

Given the urgency to act, the meeting should draw a record-breaking crowd from the business community as engagement, leadership and action are needed now more than ever.

That is why we, at Einride, are proud to be a part of Sweden’s delegation at COP27. Together with trailblazing companies, government agencies, academic leaders, and prominent NGOs, we look forward to contributing to every discussion that leads to effective actions within and beyond our field.

Just like last year, we will continue to push for an end to all fossil fuel subsidies. Because, in order for the world to turn its undivided attention to scaling sustainable solutions and add momentum to the shift already in place in the market, it needs to stop supporting legacy systems once and for all. 

We welcome you to join us digitally from November 6 to 18, and sign up as a digital guest to follow the live broadcasts from the Blue Zone in Sharm El-Sheikh. If you’re attending the conference in person, feel free to come by the Swedish Pavilion.

Christofer Laurell

SVP of Research and Public Affairs at Einride


See the full schedule:

Monday, November 7

Driving climate action globally

12.40 - 13.40 EET (11.40 - 12.40 CET)

In this seminar, the public and private sectors will meet to discuss and share experiences on what is needed to drive and empower climate action globally, as well as showcase innovative examples. Themes will be data, transparency and innovation.

Speakers: Mathias Wikström (CEO at Doconomy); Christofer Laurell (SVP of Research & Public Affairs at Einride); Darja Isaksson (Director General at Vinnova); Antoine Halff (Co-Founder & Chief Analyst at Kayrros).

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Tuesday, November 8

Enabling the world's citizens to make climate-smart decisions

10.20 - 11.00 EET (09.20 - 10.00 CET)

In this session, the pathways to democratize climate action will be discussed. Doconomy and UNFCCC will present their lifestyle calculator and showcase consumption patterns and their impact on footprints. Einride and Mastercard will then discuss how climate action can be taken in two of the most impactful aspects - transportation and everyday consumption.

Speakers: Milton Noel Malmestrom (Innovation Lead at Doconomy); Ellen Kugelberg (CPO at Einride); Malin Berge (SVP of Sustainability Innovation at Mastercard); Miguel Naranjo (Programme Lead at UNFCCC).

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Thursday, November 10

Mind the gap: Addressing accuracy in carbon emission reporting

10.20 - 11.20 EET (09.20 - 10.20 CET)

Flawed calculations lead to flawed results, which can expose businesses to severe consequences. This panel will explain how businesses can close the accuracy gap and prevent its most damaging consequences by using comprehensive, accurate carbon accounting.

Speakers: Erika Sundell (Impact Manager at Doconomy); Jenny Järnfeldt Nordh (ESG Director at Einride); Kristian Rönn (Normative at CEO); Lisa Bolin (Climate Lead at Polestar); Martin Pei (CTO at SSAB); Anders Egelrud (CEO at Stockholm Exergi); Jonas Otterheim (Head of Climate Action at Volvo Cars).

The role of digitalization in the transition to net zero

14.00 - 14.40 EET (13.00 - 13.40 CET)

Decarbonization and digitalization are megatrends that will force sectors and industries to undergo structural change and fundamentally alter traditional business models. Are we using the data to produce new innovations toward decarbonization? Listen to our panel discussion to understand the challenges and opportunities around AI and digital solutions to reduce carbon emissions on the road to net zero.

Speakers: Anna Celsing (Chief Sustainability Officer at Alfa Laval), Mats Pellbäck Scharp (Head of Sustainability at Ericsson), Alexander Schmidt (Head of Science and Climate Research at Normative) and Christofer Laurell (SVP of Research and Public Affairs at Einride)

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Wednesday, November 16

Why the world needs a new transportation system: in the water, on the ground and in the air

15.00 - 15.40 EET (14.00 - 14.40 CET)

Leaders of four companies that are pioneering the electrification of transportation on the water, on the ground and in the air will discuss the urgent need of transforming our transportation systems. They will talk about the massive emission reduction potential and dive into the importance of cooperation amongst mission-led companies with a common goal to fight climate change.

Speakers: Andreas Carlsson (Minister at Swedens’ Ministry for Infrastructure & Housing); Stefan Ytterborn (CEO at cake); Christofer Laurell (SVP of Research & Public Affairs at Einride); Christoffer Levandowski (Head of the Research & Development Program at Heart Aerospace); Helena Fagraeus (Chief Sustainability & Strategy Officer at X Shore)

MODI - A leap toward autonomous transportation

16.00 - 16.40 EET (15.00 - 15.40 CET)

The world's largest project for autonomous transportation, MODI, will be presented by some of the project's main contributors. Listen in and understand how this will be a leap for autonomous, electric transportation.

Speakers: Andreas Allström (Director of Public Funding and Research Collaborations at Einride); Julia Heil (Head of Logistics & Services Decarbonization at Maersk); Ragnhild Wahl (Director for Research and Innovation at ITS Norway); Hanne Seter (Senior Research Scientist at SINTEF)

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Thursday, November 17

The transition to a green and circular economy

12.50 - 13.30 EET (11.50 - 12.30 CET)

Discussion on Swedish-German collaboration for a competitive Europe and talks about Sweden’s upcoming EU Presidency and how Swedish-German collaboration can spearhead the green transition.

Speakers: Jan Svärd (CEO at EasyMining), Gilles Tisserand (Vice President Climate and Biodiversity at TetraPak), Pia Berglund (Public Affairs Director at Einride)

Global uncertainties and the role that technology shifts can play in making the world better – here and now

15.00 - 15.40 EET (14.00 - 14.40 CET)

In this fireside chat, the CEO and Founder of the freight mobility company Einride, Robert Falck, will discuss how technology shifts can help to make the world a better place, particularly in light of the global uncertainties that we're facing today.

Speakers: Robert Falck (CEO and Founder, Einride)

ImpactTech for scale and action

17.00 - 18.00 EET (16.00 - 17.00 CET)

What is ImpactTech and why is this category of companies the key to enhancing the global momentum toward a sustainable future? During this session, several high-impact tech companies, NGOs and research institutes will come together to discuss the power of technology and its potential to revolutionize old systems toward a much-needed sustainable and resilient economy.

Speakers: Timer Shalit (Founder & CPO at Climateview); Milton Noel Malmestrom (Innovation Lead at Doconomy); Pia Berglund (Public Affairs Director at Einride); Christoffer Levandowski (Head of the Research & Development Program at Heart Aerospace); Christina Murray (Advisor to the President on International Affairs at KTH Royal Institute of Technology); Cecilia Sernhage (Communications Manager at Minesto); Alexander Schmidt (Head of Science and Climate Research at Normative); Lisen Oliw (Managing Director Nordics at Norrsken); Hanna Grahn (Sustainability Lead at Spotify); Victor Galaz (Deputy Director at Stockholm Resilience Center)

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