Declaration by the actors
Climate change is upon us. It is serious and it affects everyone – those of us living now and future generations. Global emissions must decrease rapidly to ensure the welfare of future generations.
The time to act is now. We are the last generation that can curb climate change. Based on the new global climate agreement that the countries of the world agreed on in Paris, we are now working to keep global warming well below 2 degrees Celsius, aspiring to 1.5 degrees Celsius.
It is time for leadership. Swedish enterprises, cities and other actors want to show that we see the advantages of leading the way:
- The world needs to become fossil-free. We welcome the fact that Sweden is taking the lead. It creates a better environment, more attractive cities and new opportunities for jobs.
- Our activities will help. We can present our own climate emissions and concrete measures to reduce them.
- We challenge others, in Sweden and the world. We invite our counterparts to join, start their own initiatives and challenge themselves and us.
We want to show a strong commitment and leadership by Swedish enterprises, municipalities and organisations that want to make a fossil-free society possible. This is how we point the way towards a sustainable future.