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Tue, 06 Jun 2017 -
11:00 to 12:30

Agenda 2030 at UN Ocean Conference

The side event Swedish Initiatives for Agenda 2030 is arranged at the UN Head Quarters where initiatives from  the Industry and in Public Private Partnership are presentend. The aim of this side event is to emphasize the industry´s will and ability to act as a motor in the change process needed to transform into a sustainable world where the seventeen global goals are met and where SDG 14 – saving the oceans – is key in the planetary processes. By showing the diversity in knowledge and driving forces we like to demonstrate that the transformation is possible through robust incentives.

The event is arranged by Svenskt Näringsliv, Jernkontoret, and ZVT, in cooperation with World Ocean Council, UN Global Compact, ICC, and more. It will be held in conference room 12 in the UN Headquarters on June 6, starting 11:00 AM (ESD). Moderating the event is World Ocean Council, and closing the event is Swedish Ministry for Enterprise and Innovation. Included iniatives and speakers are;

INITIATIVE; Zero Vision Tool; a public private partnership method for transport at sea including 24 joint industry projects (SDG 14:1 :3 :6. SDG 13, 17 & 9)

INITIAITVE; Innovative technology to achieve clean drinking water for the world (SDG 14, 6 & 12)

  • Tandukar Madan – Höganäs AB (research and technical perspective on water filtering techniques)

INITIATIVE; Partnership for resource efficient water purification utilizing mineral-based byproducts from the Swedish steel- and metal industries (SDG 14, 6 & 12)

  • Niklas Lång – Höganäs AB (a steel business perspective on circular economy)

IINITIATIVE; HYBRIT – a project for hydrogen based CO2 -free ironmaking

  • Per Bondemark – SSAB (steel production perspective on impact and dependency on water)


The event will be followed by a mingle where some of the initiatives presented are; 

INITIATIVE; Partnership for increasing biodiversity and strengthening resilience in land-sea areas on site (SDG 14 & 15)

  •  Sophie Carler – Swedish Steel Producers’ Association (Swedish steel sector perspective on how to operate within oceans’ boundaries)

INITIATIVE; Advantage Environment – a tool that enables the whole business sector to spread good examples and trigger dialogues with other stakeholders in society (SDG 14 & 12)

  • Inger Strömdahl – Confederation of Swedish Enterprise (Swedish Business sector perspective on the website project)

INITIATIVE; Partnership for water recipient monitoring (SDG 14:2)

  • Per Bondemark – SSAB (steel production perspective on impact and dependency on water)


  • Carl Carlsson – ZVT nucleus (sharing the knowledge about the other Joint Industry and University Projects not represented at the Conference in the UNHQ)

INITIATIVE; HELCOM Green Team – PPP for green technology and alternative fuels

  • Anna Petersson, Chair HELCOM Maritime


  • Helén Jansson – ZVT nucleus (the industry driven PPP method)

If you also like to contribute we encourage you to register your Joint Industry or University Project in the UN Voluntary Commitment database, and if appropriate, add the use of the ZVT method. When it's done please let us know (info @ your commitment number. This so that we can lift and emphasise your commitment too during this week long Ocean Conference.


Agenda 2030 is the world's compass essential to reach a sustainable world and SDG14 - saving our oceans - is a planetary condition to succeed. The path leading to the seventeen global goals is one of change beyond imagination. During this change process the industry is committed to take the lead through innovative partnerships enabling a brisk transition towards carbon neutral societies under the vision zero, and needs the temporary resources to do so. The side event Swedish initiatives for Agenda 2030 at the UN Ocean Conference shows relevant examples of how the industry works to reach SDG14 as well as SDG6 (cleaner water), SDG9 (industry innovation & infrastructure), SDG12 (consumption & production), SDG13 (climate action), SDG15 (life on land), SDG17 (partnerships for the goals). It also shows that when we all stand behind the same vision it is essential to value different types of driving forces. The industry sees Agenda 2030 as a strategic compass and working towards meeting SDG14 means turning partnerships towards sustainable transports at sea, sustainable steel production, and sustainable business overall. 

We will keep this site updated, so please check back. 

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