UNFCCC Conference of the parties (COP)
The annual UN climate change conference brings together the countries of the world to negotiate global climate action and showcase progress and innovation.
The negotiations at the 2023 UN Climate Change Conference COP28 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, followed the release of the first Global Stocktake report. The conference closed with an agreement that signals the "beginning of the end" of the fossil fuel era. Countries are also urged to contribute to tripling global renewable energy capacity and doubling the average rate of energy efficiency by 2030.
The Swedish Energy Agency launched several new partnerships
At the sidelines of COP28, the Swedish Energy Agency announced three new partnerships that will contribute to the transition to a low carbon economy.
Partnerships with UNDP and ADB
The Swedish Energy Agency entered into two new partnerships with the UN Development Programme (UNDP) and the Asian Development Bank (ADB), aiming to implement emission reduction activities in Africa, Asia and the Pacific.
Pilot cooperation with Switzerland
Sweden and Switzerland signed a declaration of intent to test the rules for international carbon markets in the field of carbon removal technologies.
The United Nations annual climate change conference brings together world leaders, ministers and negotiators to agree on how to address climate change. The conference is also attended by thousands of representatives from civil society, the private sector, international organisations and the media. The Swedish Energy Agency´s role in the Swedish negotiation delegation is to focus on regulations regarding Article 6 of the Paris Agreement, which regulates international climate collaboration and carbon finance. The Agency also participates in negotiations concerning technology development and distribution of sustainable technology.
COP27 6-18 November 2022
The issue of loss and damage received the most attention during COP27. During the meeting, the parties agreed to set up a new fund for loss and damage, enabling countries affected by extreme weather to receive financial support to help rebuild and restore infrastructure, housing, and damages to nature due to climate disaster.
During the conference, Sweden entered a new initiative to speed up implementation of international climate collaboration.