Wednesday, June 29 2022

The June 3 event at Space Stockholm in central Stockholm will also be streamed live online.

The event marks fifty years since Stockholm hosted the first United Nations conference on the human environment.

Heather Johnson, Head of Sustainability and Corporate Responsibility at Ericsson, says: “The 1972 Stockholm conference was widely regarded as a pioneering event. Today, 50 years later, there is much more awareness of the critical need for climate action and sustainable solutions.

“At Ericsson, we believe in a world where unlimited connectivity improves lives, redefines business and paves the way for a sustainable future. Never before have we seen a better time to showcase the role of technology in climate action – from achieving Net Zero in the ICT industry to decarbonizing industries through the use of ICT .

Johnson adds: “At STHLM+50, Ericsson and its partners aim to catalyze the wider adoption of digital solutions by businesses and policy makers to enable the needed 50% reduction in carbon emissions globally from here 2030.”

Ericsson senior executives will participate in two STHLM+50 sections. Åsa Tamsons, Senior Vice President and Head of Business Area Technologies and New Businesses, Ericsson will lead Section II: Digital Journey: Past, Present & Future.

Tamsons will deliver a keynote focusing on the history and future intersections between digitalization and sustainability. Mats Pellbäck Scharp, Head of Sustainability at Ericsson, will chair a panel discussion with participants from Swedish transport company Einride and European electricity company E.ON.

Börje Ekholm, President and CEO of Ericsson, will launch Section III: The Net Zero Value Chain in ICT. Ekholm will deliver a pre-recorded keynote highlighting how accelerated deployment of 5G and connectivity solutions across countries and industries can play a pivotal role in reducing CO2 emissions and meeting 2030 decarbonization goals.

This keynote will be followed by a Q&A with Pernilla Bergmark, Principal Investigator, Ericsson and a panel discussion featuring:

  • Karen Doyle, Intel
  • Saima Ansari, Head of Core Partners, Deutsche Telekom
  • Patrik Öhlund, Microsoft
  • Anna Tondevold, Accenture
  • Mats Pellback Scharp, Ericsson

The show will also include other prominent stakeholders such as:

  • Ambassador Elizabeth Cousens, United Nations Foundation
  • Kate Brandt, Head of Sustainability at Google
  • Emma StewartNetflix
  • Peter Skogh, Swedish National Museum of Science and Technology
  • Marco Lambertini, WWF
  • Gabrielle Giner, BT
  • Madeleine Nordqvist, Telia

The event will take place at Space Arena in Stockholm. Seats will be available by registering in advance on the We Don’t Have Time website or onsite and the event will be streamed live online at www.wedonthavetime.org/events/sthlm50.

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