WWF commissioned an assessment of the Swedish innovation system in order to help accelerate the transition from a fossil-fuel based economy to a low-carbon society. The report showcases a selection of Sweden-based climate entrepreneurs and the global potential for CO2 emissions reductions offered by their low-carbon innovations.
It also presents ideas and recommendations for faster development, diffusion, and deployment of climate technologies globally based on the entrepreneurs’ and other relevant stakeholders’ experiences.
Companies presented in this report were selected based on their climate innovations’ potential to reduce greenhouse gas emissions on a global scale. Selected companies were divided into five different sectors: Energy Production, Energy Efficiency, Construction, Transportation, and System Innovations.
Building on the successful introduction of these Climate Solvers, the concept has become an annual event awarding new non-fossil, non-nuclear technologies that can offer >20 million tons of CO2 emissions reductions per year within ten years. Since 2008, 24 Swedish companies have been awarded the title WWF Climate Solver, with a total CO2 reduction potential of 1.5 Gigatonnes. To illustrate the global potential for climate innovations, Climate Solver companies from several key markets will be acknowledged in the coming years.
Read here about the climate innovation system in Sweden and our recommended strategies for strengthening it.
Demographic Yearbook 2008,
Table 5 Estimates of mid-year population: 1999-2008
Carbon emissions per country:
2007: 49 248
(CDIAC) Carbon dioxide emissions (CO2),
thousand metric tons of CO2
Carbon emissions per capita:
2007, Sweden: 5,3769
(CDIAC) Carbon dioxide emissions (CO2), metric tons of CO2 per capita
Population below $1 (PPP) per day, percentage:
No country level data
GDP per capita:
Sweden $ 39,000 (2010 est.)