Scania calls for sustainable value chains at COP28

Scania says sustainable solutions among transport buyers is not in line with the Paris Agreement

Scania has announced it is calling on a more sustainable transport system at COP28, saying that the value chain needs to work together in one joint direction.

Prior to the event, the company announced that it is now converting its decarbonisation target for the supply chain into purchasing requirements, and is now encouraging buyers to take the same action.

It aims to encourage transport buyers to drive change by using its spending power and policymakers to introduce effective incentives.

COP28, which is currently underway in Dubai, is the 2023 edition of the United Nations annual climate change conference.

The event is expected to gather 80,000 representatives from business, science, government and civil society backgrounds.

“We will attend COP28 maintaining that the technology for sustainable transportation is ready and about to be scaled,” says Scania public affairs manager Emilia Käck.

“For the shift to reach its full potential, the whole value chain has to strive in the same direction. Scania relies on forward-leaning partners and action among key stakeholders, not least policymakers.”

This year’s edition of COP will focus on the global stocktake – a process for countries and stakeholders to identify where collective progress towards the Paris Agreement is being made and where it is not.

Climate negotiations will focus on updating and increasing the goals of the national action plans.

“The demand for sustainable solutions among transport buyers is increasing, but it is still not in line with what it is required to make a transition in line with the Paris Agreement,” head of strategic accounts Evalena Falck says.

“A broad implementation of decarbonisation targets and purchasing requirements would have a major effect, not least should it be combined with policy action increasing the profitability of zero-emission transportation and securing enabling factors such as green energy and charging infrastructure.”

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