Her Royal Highness Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel of Sweden visited UN City-Copenhagen to discuss innovation partnerships with the United Nations. They were accompanied by Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary of Denmark, along with Swedish politicians and a delegation of Nordic CEOs.
“2030 is not far away. If we are to deliver on the Sustainable Development Goals, we need companies not only adapting to change but leading it. We need companies with will and skills. We need closer cooperation between the UN and business", said Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden.
UN organizations presented examples on how the UN is innovating with the private sector, and Swedish company representatives shared how they are contributing to the achievement of the 2030 Agenda, both in terms of their organizational policies as well as the innovations they are delivering.
As noted by Karina Kolbrún Larsen, Knowledge and Communications Manager and Gender Focal Point of the CTCN, "The CTCN provides cleantech solutions at the request of developing countries as they seek to meet their Paris Agreement commitments and the Sustainable Development Goals. The Centre does this by leveraging the expertise of its co-hosts, UN Environment and the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), along with a global network of over 500 civil society, finance, private sector, and research institutions to deliver customized technology solutions and training. This network represents a unique UN partnership model, especially in terms of small and medium-sized enterprise (SME) engagement."
“One of our overarching goals is to promote inclusive technology action, and we strive to ensure that both women and men are part of technology decision making and implementation so that the outcomes will be more innovative and sustainable”, emphasized Ms. Larsen.
The governments of both Denmark and Sweden provide support to the technology transfer services of the Climate Technology Centre and Network.