We met Sustainability Manager Andreas Follér who is representing Scania at the COP21 Climate Conference in Paris today. Why is Scania engaged in the conference?
“The climate issue is of paramount importance for the transport industry. Transport globally constitutes 14 percent of total greenhouse gas emissions. It is expected that this figure may increase with the growing demand for transport, especially in the developing world.”
“As a part of the transport industry it’s our responsibility to be part of the solution. Scania is well positioned and has therefore has high expectations that the conference will result in an ambitious agreement that paves the way for businesses to take climate initiatives.”
Is Scania making any individual commitments in Paris?
“Scania has joined the broad Fossil-free Sweden initiative with its stated objective that Sweden will be one of the world’s first fossil-free industrialised countries. The parties share the view that the entire world must rid itself of fossil dependence and that Sweden should be in the forefront.”
“Scania has submitted two goals to the conference pledging to decrease its CO2 emissions from its own transport operations by one-quarter between 2012 and 2020. It will also halve its energy consumption – and thereby CO2 emissions – from its own production between 2010 and 2020.”
Why is it important to be on site in Paris?
“Scania will participate in discussions about how we can shift towards sustainable and climate smart transport systems. We will not only contribute by sharing our experience and perspectives but also listen to others in order to better understand how this shift will occur and its implications for Scania.”