In a letter, around 90 Nordic companies and organisations – backed by the Confederation of Finnish Industries, the Confederation of Danish Industry and Marcus Wallenberg – have demanded tougher climate targets from the EU. The Confederation of Swedish Enterprise has declined to sign the letter.
Nina Ekelund, secretary general of the Haga Initiative, which has been pursuing the issue, comments, “Not taking the issue of climate [change] seriously entails huge risks and missed business opportunities.”
Maria Sunér Fleming, from the Confederation of Swedish Enterprise says the organisation does not “generally sign collective calls”. “One reason is that we have 60,000 members and have difficulty ensuring that everyone backs the content.” She says that does not mean that the organisation does not support tougher climate goals.
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