Chinese interest in Swedish green solutions

Sweden is a world leader in green innovation, including sustainable transport, energy and green technology. There is growing demand in China for Swedish solutions and Swedish know-how to manage the extensive environmental challenges facing the country.

More sustainable and environmentally-friendly growth in China is key for the world to achieve both the global Sustainable Development Goals and the goal of the Paris Agreement.

As part of her visit to China, Minister for the Environment Karolina Skog met with China's Minister of Environmental Protection Li Ganjie, Minister of Water Resources Chen Lei Bio and Deputy Minister of Housing and Urban-Rural Development Yi Jun.

"Sustainability is the only way forward for the world. There is great interest in China for Swedish solutions, and the extensive environmental cooperation between our countries creates opportunities for Swedish green technology companies to export their products and knowledge to China. Further expanding our cooperation can contribute to investments and new jobs in Sweden," says Ms Skog.

There is extensive cooperation between Sweden and China on the environment. A cooperation agreement on environmental protection and sustainable development has been in place since 2012, and a cooperation agreement on water resources has been in place since 2013. During her visit, Ms Skog signed a cooperation agreement on sustainable urban development.