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Think2030 Dialogue Sweden: Navigating crisis through sustainability

Think2030 Dialogue Sweden brings together decision-makers and analysts from policy, business and research across Europe to discuss the key sustainability issues impacting EU policy. The event is scheduled for 20 April in Stockholm, coinciding with the informal meeting of EU environment ministers.

Published on 12 April 2023
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Ulrika Lamberth /

European parliament in Strasbourg.

European parliament in Strasbourg. Photo: Mikhail Ognev / Getty Images.

This provides a unique opportunity to gather high-level representatives from EU member states to reflect on the outcome of the informal ministerial meeting and focus on the EU’s sustainability goals achieving the common vision described in the European Green Deal.

Måns Nilsson, Executive Director at SEI

The Think2030 Dialogue Sweden, occurring within the context of the Think2030 platform activities, was established by the Institute for European Environmental Policy in 2018 to offer science-policy solutions aimed at a more sustainable Europe.

The Think2030 Dialogue Sweden will feature high-level policy debates and science-policy sessions focusing on four key thematic issues:

  1. Energy transition and the cost of living: how to strike the right balance between short-term fixes and long-term solutions to the energy crisis
  2. Climate security and trade in times of multiple crises
  3. Innovation and industry transition: towards a green industrial strategy
  4. European Green Deal until 2024 and beyond. What should be the vision and priorities for the European Green Deal Version 2.0?


Date and time: 20 April, 9:00–­­17:00 (CEST)
Location: Bygget, Norrlandsgatan 11, Stockholm

9:15–9:40 Opening session moderated by Måns Nilsson, Executive Director, SEI

  • Anna Jöborn, Chief Executive Officer, Mistra
  • Johan Kuylenstierna, Director General, Formas
  • Göran von Sydow, Director General, SIEPS
  • Eero Yrjö-Koskinen, Executive Director, IEEP

9:40–10:00 Opening remarks: The agenda for the Swedish Presidency of the Council of the EU and ways forward for sustainability in the EU

  • Daniel Westlén, State Secretary to the Swedish Minister for Climate and the Environment

10:00–10:45 Policy panel: Can the EU become the world’s number one exporter of sustainability and resilience?

  • Norbert Kurilla, Senior Green Transition Advisor to the President of Slovakia
  • Janez Potočnik, Co-chair for UN International Resource Panel and former EU Commissioner for Environment
  • Claudia Hahn, Team Leader Environmental Strategy – DG Environment

Media attendance

To participate in person or to request an interview, please send an email to SEI’s Senior Press Officer [email protected].

Media representatives are invited to participate in the opening session from 9:00–10:45 and the policy sessions from 10:45–16:00. Please register below to get the link to the opening session.

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Full programme

SEI press contact

Ulrika Lamberth
Ulrika Lamberth

Senior Press Officer


SEI Headquarters

SEI speakers

Måns Nilsson
Måns Nilsson

Executive Director

SEI Headquarters

Henrik Carlsen
Henrik Carlsen

Senior Research Fellow

SEI Headquarters

Hosting partners

Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI), Institute for European Environmental Policy (IEEP), Mistra Foundation, Swedish Research Council for Sustainable Development (Formas), Swedish Institute for European Policy Studies (SIEPS), in collaboration with Think Sustainable Europe.

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