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European Green Deal – What’s in it for Sweden and Swedish business?

The European Green Deal presents one of the most ambitious package of measures to achieve a sustainable green transition. What does the European Green Deal for mean for climate change? What are the geopolitical, economic, business and energy implications? On 29 January the Haga Initiative and Mistra Geopolitics will host a breakfast seminar with leading experts to discuss this new growth strategy.

29 January 2020 at 08:00 CET

ending at 10:00 CET

Event contact

Andrew Gallagher

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About this event

The breakfast seminar will discuss the European Green Deal, the EU’s new growth strategy. Some of the thematic questions that will be covered include: What does the European Green Deal mean for climate change and as a net-zero emission engine? In what way will the European Green Deal be able to stimulate investment in sustainable solutions and technologies? How is geopolitics affected – how will China and the US act? Does the EGD stimulate new business models – what is missing to further increase the ambition? How can we use the EGD in Sweden to give the ongoing transformation in energy and circular economy a boost?

The seminar is held in English and is a collaboration between the Haga Initiative and the research program Mistra Geopolitics.


  • Annika Korzinek, Deputy Head of the European Commission Representation in Sweden
  • Mia Pantzar, Senior Analyst at IEEP, Institute for European Environmental Policy
  • Ronan Palmer, Head of Clean Economy Program at the international think tank E3G
  • Alarik Sandrup, Director Public and Regulatory Affairs, Lantmännen and President of ePURE, the European Renewable Ethanol Association
  • Björn-Ola Linnér, Professor of Environmental Change, Linköping University
  • Karl Hallding, Research Leader and China expert, SEI

Moderators: Nina Ekelund, Haga Initiative and Robert Watt, Stockholm Environment Institute

The European Green Deal

The European Union has an ambition to become the world’s first climate neutral continent by 2050. In order to achieve this goal, the European Commission has presented the European Green Deal, which is a comprehensive set of measures to enable European citizens and businesses to benefit from sustainable green transition. Measures accompanied with an initial road-map of key policies range from ambitiously cutting emissions, to investing in cutting-edge research and innovation, to preserving Europe’s natural environment. Click here for more information on the European Green Deal.

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