The Swedish Ambassador for Climate Change, Ms Anna Lindstedt, is on a visit to Beijing 13 – 17 of January 2014. The Ambassador will have bilateral meetings with Chinese counterparts and participate in a seminar on Short Lived Climate Pollutants. Lindstedt is Sweden’s chief negotiator in the climate field.
This visit is a follow-up to the Minister for the Environment, Ms Lena Ek’s visit to Beijing in 2013, which paved the way towards a deepened Sino-Swedish cooperation on climate issues.
Sweden has a deep commitment to the issue of SLCP and is pushing the issue in the Arctic Council and the Climate Clean Air Coalition.
SLCP are particles that, as opposed to greenhouse gases, only stay in the atmosphere for days or weeks. The main components are coal and ozone. The SLCP issue is therefor closely related to air pollution and the problems that China is dealing with in that area. Discussions on a deepened Sino-Swedish collaboration in the field were initiated when the Swedish Minister for the Environment visited China last year. This week’s jointly organized seminar is a concrete result of the discussions.
During the visit to Beijing the Ambassador will attend a series of bilateral meetings. She will also hold a workshop on Energy and Environment at Peking University with Chinese students.
Source: Embassy of Sweden in China