Scan Magazine, Issue 136, November 2021

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A movement for sustainable design 2021 feels like the definitive breakthrough for sustainability within design, politics, business and society. Alongside digitalisation, which has been boosted by the pandemic, it is one of the big mega trends of our time. It therefore makes complete sense that the so-called Design Programme, which we started in 2016, now has a clearer focus on sustainability, with the goal of promoting sustainable growth in our country’s regions. By Mats Widbom, CEO of Svensk Form – The Swedish Society of Crafts and Design

The Government’s export strategy emphasises that Sweden must be a leader in the global effort to realise the goals set out by the Paris Agreement, and that a transition to a circular and bio-based economy is crucial in order to achieve our climate goals. This transition can simultaneously serve to strengthen business competitiveness and help create new jobs. 70  |  Issue 136  |  November 2021

Our eyes are now therefore increasingly set on 2030, which will be a decisive year for the world’s sustainable development. It is the target year for the UN Agenda 2030, as well as the benchmark for halving global carbon emissions according to the Paris Agreement. The Government wants Sweden to take the lead for the implementation of both

Mats Widbom, CEO of Svensk Form – The Swedish Society of Crafts and Design. Photo: Rana Van Pellecom