In Davos, Stockholm’s climate work drew international attention

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Stockholm, Sweden’s capital, has been focusing on climate change mitigation for a long time, and is considered one of the frontrunners in tackling the climate emergency.

Stockholm’s climate work also drew significant international attention during the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting 2022 held in Davos, Switzerland.

Mayor of Stockholm Anna König Jerlmyr stated on social media: ‘’My hope is that we, in Davos, can inspire more cities to raise their ambitions in climate policy. Cooperation is particularly important in these troubled times.’’

‘’Stockholm has long been at the forefront of the green transition and we have a clear and result-oriented climate policy that combines emission reductions with economic growth. I hope this will inspire other cities to follow suit,’’ she continued.

The Davos World Economic Forum brings together business leaders and politicians each year to discuss global issues and address the most urgent global challenges together.

For the first time, the World Economic Forum is being held during spring, after being postponed by the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. This year, it was also the first in-person event since the beginning of the pandemic.

‘’As part of my role as a finance mayor, I am a member of the World Economic Forum’s Cities of the Future Board. I am also vice-chair of the C40 climate network, which brings together the world’s largest cities to work on climate change,’’ mayor König Jerlmyr also stated.

During this year’s World Economic Forum Annual Meeting, mayor of Stockholm Anna König Jerlmyr has also participated in several bilateral meetings and panel discussions, including the one with the former US Vice President Al Gore.

In addition to the climate change, the COVID-19 recovery and the long-term effects of the pandemic, the World Economic Forum 2022 also discussed Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. (photo credit: Lieselotte van der Meijs/Stockholm official website)