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.

The Swedish Energy Agency invests USD 60 million in new climate cooperations

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.

Sweden and Switzerland pave the way for international trade with carbon removals


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.

Sweden joins new initiative promoting international climate cooperation