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US, Swedish, & Global Business Leaders Highlight Green Building Innovations During NYC Climate Week



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September 21, 2022, New York, NY – Featuring David Livingston, Senior Advisor to the US Special Presidential Envoy for Climate, and Myrrh Caplan, Vice President of Sustainability for Skanska – US, Swedish, and global sustainability leaders met today to shine a spotlight on challenges and solutions facing cities and the building sector, which account for 39% of global carbon emissions.


Co-presented by the Swedish-American Chambers of Commerce of the USA, Inc. (SACC-USA), the Swedish-American Chamber of Commerce in New York (SACCNY), and the Institute for Sustainable Development (ISD), the forum provided numerous strategies for decarbonizing New York and other cities.


“Innovation is vital for driving future sustainability,” said Stephen Jordan, CEO of the Institute for Sustainable Development. “If we want to see real change, we have to embrace new ideas and change agents even in industries with historically long lead times, like construction.”


“The US-Sweden Green Innovation Agenda: Market Solutions to Climate Imperatives,” was held at SACCNY Gateway and led by a partnership between ISD, SACC-USA, and Swedish recycler Hummeltorp Sverige A.B.


The US-Sweden Green Innovation Agenda is designed to break through existing climate policy logjams and diffuse information about business solutions that generate significant environmental impacts. The US is the largest green market in the world, while Sweden has consistently led the UN Environmental Programme Global Green Economy Index as the most integrated green economy in the world.


“Sweden is a key partner to the US in the green transition; we look forward to connecting and introducing Swedish market solutions to the immediate climate imperatives,” said Karin Hammar, Executive Director of SACC-USA.


For more information and to register for upcoming events, visit www.isdus.org/blueandgreeninnovation.


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