COP21 – United Nations climate change conference

The 21st Conference of the Parties, COP21, takes place in Paris on 30 November to 11 December.

The goal for the meeting with world leaders from 195 nations and the EU on the subject of climate and climate change is to reach – for the first time in over 20 years of UN negotiations – a global and legally binding agreement, with universal participation among all nations, on carbon emissions and to keep global warming below 2 degrees Celsius.

A crash-course on COP21

Vattenfall at COP21 and Sustainable Innovation Forum

Vattenfall will follow the COP21 negotiations closely but will also be present in other arenas. We sponsor the Sustainable Innovation Forum which is the official business forum of the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) in co-operation with Climate Action. Vattenfall’s President and CEO Magnus Hall and CFO Ingrid Bonde will be present at the Forum.

 

 

Vattenfall news about COP21

Climate agreement must be followed by concrete measures

The content of the Paris Agreement is surprisingly positive, but now we have to give it substance, says Vattenfall’s expert Erik Filipsson on the recently concluded climate agreement.
Climate agreement must be followed by concrete measures

Historic agreement on climate change

A global climate agreement has been finalised in Paris. "We applaud the agreement and its high-level of ambition," says Magnus Hall, President and CEO of Vattenfall.
Historic agreement on climate change

 

Let there be light

Our reporter is back in Sweden and celebrating the bearer of light, Saint Lucia, and reflecting on a world that has taken a “major step forward” to mitigate climate change.
Let there be light

Inside COP21: Countdown in Paris

Pressure is building to deliver a long-awaited new global climate agreement and Vattenfall’s CEO is making a case for carbon pricing.
Countdown in Paris

Inside COP21: Waterfalls

Ivo Banek's reflections from Paris today include writing waterfalls, a panel debate, innovation initiatives with youngsters and a changing Vattenfall.
Waterfalls

 

Sustainable living a lifestyle for Lars

Already as a teenager Lars Olesen became interested in renewable energy generation. Today the Vattenfall R&D employee's household is self-sufficient when it comes to electricity and he often goes to work by velomobile.
Sustainable living a lifestyle for Lars

Youngsters seek to inspire world leaders

Young people from Vattenfall’s school project Gnistan will present their innovations via video to climate meeting participants in Paris.
Youngsters seek to inspire world leaders

Inside COP21: Here, there and everywhere

As climate talks enter the second week, it is evident that Paris is the world’s climate capital, Ivo Banek writes in his report from Paris.
Here, there and everywhere

 

 

The magic of two degrees C

You see it everywhere – the target of two degrees. But why not one degree? Or three degrees? And what are the consequences if we go beyond that? 
The magic of two degrees C

The climate – a hard nut to crack

The negotiators at the UN climate conference in Paris don't have an easy task ahead of them in bringing about a new global climate agreement.
The climate – a hard nut to crack

Fifty shades of green

Fifty of the world’s cities plan to become fully renewable – and more are following suit. Are cities the solution to the climate crisis?
Fifty shades of green

Inside COP21: No planet B

Four days into the climate negotiations, Vattenfall's Ivo Banek is reading the draft climate agreement using pedal power.
No planet B

Transportation – crucial for the climate

The number of motor vehicles on the roads is expected to double to 2.8 billion globally by 2030 compared to 2010.
Transportation – crucial for the climate

Inside COP21: Youth power for the climate

A green, 324-metres high exclamation mark is showing the world the significance of the Paris climate talks, but Ivo Banek is more inspired and impressed by young society representatives.
Inside COP21: Youth power for the climate

Inside COP21: Meeting progressing in a positive spirit

Day two of the Paris climate summit starts with the first man who flew around the world in a balloon and ends with a ray of hope, our man in Paris writes.
Meeting progressing in a positive spirit

 

Inside COP21: World leaders open the summit

About Parisians who won’t let terror rule their lives, the world's top leaders giving speeches on their countries' ambitions to combat climate change and how Rudolph the reindeer can help the climate.
Inside COP21: World leaders open the summit

Investing in renewables is the way forward for Vattenfall

Vattenfall intends to enable investments totalling more than SEK 50 billion over the next five years in renewable electricity generation.
Investing in renewables is the way forward for Vattenfall

All eyes on Paris

The most important climate summit so far has started in Paris. But the recent attacks on the French capital have cast a shadow over the meeting.
All eyes on Paris

 

 

Vattenfall in solidarity with Paris

Vattenfall's President and CEO Magnus Hall comments on the terrorist attacks in Paris: "Our thoughts are with the victims and their relatives, and the French nation."
Vattenfall in solidarity with Paris

Next stop Paris

Sabine Froning, Head of Vattenfall’s PRA and Stakeholder Relations, is cautiously optimistic ahead of the climate summit in Paris in December.
Next stop Paris

 

 

Climate negotiations on track, but still issues to resolve

A new version of the negotiating text for UN’s Climate Change Conference in Paris in December was approved at the last formal pre-COP meeting in Bonn.
Still issues to resolve

More pledges, but not enough to reach 2°C target

Analyses of the climate pledges that 140 countries have submitted ahead of the climate meeting in Paris show that global warming will not drop below 2°C.
More pledges, but not enough

 

 

What Vattenfall is doing for sustainability

Denmark writes wind power history

Vattenfall has won the concession for wind farm Horns Rev 3 off the Danish west coast. Within five years, another half a million Danish households are to be supplied with wind-generated electricity.
Denmark writes wind power history

Solar panel cover Amsterdam roof tops

Roofs at Nuon’s Amsterdam headquarters and the Hemweg power plant will be covered by 1,300 solar panels, paid for by 226 employees who took part in an internal solar campaign.
Solar panel cover Amsterdam roof tops

The seven worst energy guzzlers

Vattenfall’s energy advisor Lasse Ejeklint shares his tips tips on how to save money and the environment.
The seven worst energy guzzlers

Giant mall gets multiple electric car chargers

Owners of electric cars will be able to charge their vehicles in the new shopping centre Mall of Scandinavia, using one of the 27 charging points that Vattenfall will install in the garage.
Giant mall gets multiple electric car chargers

Supercharging the bus of the future

Stockholm's new hybrid buses will be fully charged in only six minutes, as super-efficient charging stations will permit ultra-rapid charging.
Supercharging the bus of the future

Happy end to bumpy ride – DanTysk inaugurated

The team behind DanTysk knows the ups and downs of planning and constructing a huge offshore wind farm such as DanTysk.
DanTysk inaugurated

Into the green

German utility company Stadtwerke München is investing in renewables outside of Bavaria, and among others in Vattenfall projects.
Into the green

Vattenfall plans for solar power

Vattenfall is developing a number of solar power farms in the UK and in the Netherlands.
Vattenfall plan for solar power

“The next energy revolution starts at home”

The energy customer of the future is already here. New technology makes it easy to save money while preserving the environment.
"The next energy revolution starts at home"

Companies pressing for more electric taxis

If companies are prioritizing electric cars when ordering taxis, the demand will increase; taxi companies will buy more electric vehicles and the utilities will build more fast chargers.
Companies pressing for more electric taxis

Controlling smart street lamps with new technology

Vattenfall has developed a unique technology for smart outdoor street lighting which will enable lamp posts to be used for much more than just lighting in the future.
Controlling smart street lamps with new technology

 

 

More about COP21

COP21 explained

Watch the video where CNN's columnist John Sutter explains what is at stake. 
COP21 explained (CNN)

Everything you need to know about COP21

What is happening in Paris this December? Why now, why is it important, what’s next?
Everything you need to know about COP21 (The Guardian)

Special report on climate change

Explainers, features and analyses on climate change.
Special report on climate change (BBC)

Last updated: 2015-12-17 09:50