What will Northern Europe live off in the future?

Digital OECD-STRING conference, November 17th 2020

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Conference programme

The conference will be moderated by Connie Hedegaard, Chair of the Board of environmental think tank CONCITO, and former European Commissioner for Climate Action.

The conference will open at 09.00 with a short welcome by Axel Josefson, Mayor of the City of Gothenburg; Kristina Jonäng, Member of regional executive board, Region Västra Götaland, and Soo-Jin Kim, Head of Urban Policies and Reviews Unit at the OECD.

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Session 1 – STRING as a green hub: creating a sustainable future for the region
09:20-09:50

  • Mattias Goldmann, Head of Sustainability, Sweco
  • Soo-Jin Kim, Head of Urban Policies and Reviews Unit at the OECD
  • Q&A

 

Session 2 – Transport infrastructure for a connected, accessible and sustainable region
09:50 – 10:30

  • Martin Lundstedt, CEO, Volvo
  • Jakop Dalunde, Member of European Parliament and Member of the  Committee on Transport and Tourism
  • Soo-Jin Kim, Head of Urban Policies and Reviews Unit at the OECD
  • Q&A

 

Coffee break
10:30-10:45

 

Session 3 – Making the megaregion happen: Planning, financing and collaborating across borders
10:45-11:45

  • Anna Hallberg, Minister for Foreign Trade and Nordic Affairs
  • Soo-Jin Kim, Head of Urban Policies and Reviews Unit at the OECD

 

Political panel debate – making the megaregion happen

  • Anna Hallberg, Minister for Foreign Trade and Nordic Affairs
  • Mikaela Waltersson, Chair of the Regional Council, Region Halland
  • Andreas Schönström, Chair of the Technical Services Committee, City of Malmö
  • Louise Eklund, First Vice Chair of the Regional Development Board, Region Skåne
  • Johan Büser, Member of Swedish Parliament and Member of the Transport Committee

 

Wrap- up and closing remarks
11:45 – 12:00

  • Axel Josefson, Mayor of the City of Gothenburg
  • Kristina Jonäng, Member of regional executive board, Region Västra Götaland
  • Soo-Jin Kim, Head of Urban Policies and Reviews Unit at the OECD.

 

Please note that all presentations will be in English.

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Speakers

Connie Hedegaard

Chair of the Board of  CONCITO  and former European Commissioner for Climate Action

Mattias Goldmann

Head of Sustainability, Sweco

Soo-Jin Kim

Head of Urban Policies and Reviews Unit at the OECD

Axel Josefson

Mayor of the City of Gothenburg

 

Kristina Jonäng

Member of regional executive board, Region Västra Götaland

Martin Lundstedt

CEO, Volvo

Jakob Dalunde

Member of European Parliament and Member of the  Committee on Transport and Tourism

Anna Hallberg

Minister for Foreign Trade and Nordic Affairs

Mikaela Waltersson

Chair of the Regional Council, Region Halland

Andreas Schönström

Chair of the Technical Services Committee, City of Malmö

Louise Eklund

First Vice Chair of the Regional Development Board, Region Skåne

Johan Büser

Member of Swedish Parliament and Member of the Transport Committee