Sweden is #1 in the world according to the SDG Index as recognised in the Sustainable Development Report 2020. Canada is ranked as #21. There is opportunity for a great partnership.
Canada adopted the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development to help address some of the most pressing issues facing the world. One of the key objectives of Canada’s approach include Partnerships between public, private and government stakeholders to ensure that feedback is provided to continue to develop Canada’s national strategy.
A model where public meets private, Sweden is characterised by high taxes and a strong public sector. But it is also a country with a historically strong, internationally competitive economy, where businesses are born and flourish. Together with the impact startup Grow the Good, we have started Fast Track to accelerate positive change.
We have already done a considerable amount of work to identify both general and specific opportunities for Swedish CleanTech companies in Canada. At this stage, we are looking for assistance from Swedish industry associations in identifying Swedish CleanTech companies that could benefit from these opportunities.
What we are looking for
>> Clean coal tech
>> Clean steel production
>> Wind and solar power
>> Geothermal heating
>> District heating
> LNG transportation
We have leveraged our network to identify a number of specific CleanTech solutions that are actively being sought by established Canadian companies.
These represent tangible, specific opportunities that are ripe for the taking by the right CleanTech vendor. We believe that if we can match up each of these opportunities to the right Swedish vendor, a business connection could result very shortly.
The specific CleanTech solutions sought by Canadian companies include:
>> Use of cleaner and more energy efficient fuels in industrial production
>> Capture of carbon emissions at the point of emission
>> Carbon capture during the production of hydrogen fuels
>> Carbon transportation via pipelines (“carbon trunk lines”)
>> Carbon injection into oil & gas subsurface reservoirs to displace oil and gas towards the surface
>> Electrification of pneumatic pumps and actuators used in upstream oil production
Fast track #5
Canada’s Forests: Our Greatest Carbon Asset or Liability? Discover how we can Fast Track our low-carbon future. What role does forest management play in the ongoing debate on energy and emissions? What does good look like and how do we get there faster? Subject matter experts share insights and recommendations on the direction we take.
Fast track #4
How can Canada and Sweden work together to accelerate the Hydrogen future? Lisen to the Honourable Urban Ahlin, Ambassador of Sweden to Canada, Svante Axelsson, CEO of Fossil Free Sweden, Mark Kirby, CEO of Canadas Hydrogen Fuel Cell Association, and Richard Dunda, Director at the Centre for Integrated Transportation & Mobility (CITM) at the Innovation Factory in Hamilton
Fast track #3
Shared insights and recommendations on District Energy & Waste Heat Recovery as a means to decarbonize our cities and communities in Canada. Speakers: Peter Anderberg, CEO, Heat Academy, Stockholm, David Inkley of Hamilton Community Enterprises (HCE), and John Rathbone of Rathco ENG.
Fast track #2
Looking at how we can accelerate positive change and what lies ahead on the path to a sustainable future with subject matter experts: Matt Girgis, Volvo Cars Canada, Adrian Thomas, Schneider Electric Canada, EUCCAN, and Nathan Armstrong, Aptera Motors.
Fast track #1
Good news, the recording is now available here from the webinar on September 30, where sustainability author and expert Bob Willard shared how we can accelerate a sustainable future.
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