The Austrian-Swedish Innovation Exchange Day is a knowledge-oriented event focusing on the green transformation of cities. Ministerial experts from Austria and Sweden will share insights into national developments and how to go from policy to action, portraying their national pathways towards climate neutrality. Afterwards, high-level city representatives will put their cities in the spotlight, providing insights into their strategies, challenges, specific needs, and opportunities for collaboration.
National paths towards climate neutrality
Exploring Swedish and Austrian national pathways towards climate neutrality, fields of progress, and current challenges. Two experts will share insights into national developments and how to go from policy to action.
- Henriette Spyra, Director General for Innovation & Technology at the Austrian Ministry for Climate Action, Environment, Energy, Mobility, Innovation & Technology, BMK
- Thomas Stoll, Head of Sustainable Urban Development, IVL Swedish Environmental Research Institute
Cities in the spotlight
How are cities progressing? Six cities provide an insight into the strategies, challenges, specific needs, and opportunities for collaboration that emerged on their path to climate neutrality.
- Jürgen Czernohorszky, Councillor, City of Vienna
- Åsa Bjering, Innovation and Green Transformation, City of Helsingborg
- Eric Jeansson, Geodata Strategist, City Planning Authority of Gothenburg
- Dietmar Prammer, Councillor, City of Linz
- Sascha Benes, Innovation Strategist, City of Örebro
About the organisers
The Swedish Embassy represents the Swedish government in Austria and is at the same time Sweden’s Permanent Mission to the United Nations in Vienna (UN). The task of the Embassy is to strengthen the relations between Sweden and Austria, to spread information about Sweden and to support Swedish interests and activities in Austria. Since 2010, the Swedish Embassy in Vienna has also taken over the representation for Slovakia.