Sweden’s strategy for COP21 and screening of the documentary Bikes vs Cars in Ottawa

The Embassy of Sweden in Ottawa is pleased to invite you to a presentation of Sweden’s strategy for the upcoming climate conference in Paris. In connection with the presentation there will be a screening of the documentary Bikes vs Cars . The event is organized together with the Office of Campus Sustainability at University of Ottawa and will take place on the 30 th November at 4:00 PM.

2015 is an important year for international climate efforts. The 2015 Paris Climate Conference (COP 21) will, for the first time in over 20 years of UN negotiations, aim to achieve a legally binding and universal agreement on climate - with the goal of keeping global warming below 2°C.  A global, fair and legally binding agreement at COP21 in December will only be possible if the countries that have the greatest willingness to reach such an agreement act in unison. The Swedish Government has made combating climate change a top priority, and the Embassy is pleased to present Sweden´s strategy for the summit.

“To achieve a positive outcome in Paris, we need to work together. Sweden is working both in the European Union and through the UN climate change negotiations to show that making the transition to a low-carbon development pathway should be seen as an opportunity, rather than a burden”, stresses the Ambassador of Sweden, Mr. Per Sjögren.

The documentary film Bikes v. Cars (2015) is made by the Swedish award winning director and journalist Fredrik Gertten. The film depicts climate, earth's resources, and how we plan our cities. It shows how the bicycle can be an amazing tool for change. The purpose of showing the film is to stimulate thoughts and discussions on these topics, whether you sympathize with the views expressed or not.


The presentation and the screening is free and all are welcome. Sandwiches and drinks will be served.


Location: University of Ottawa, Room 116, Alex Trebek Hall, 157 Séraphin-Marion.

RSVP by Nov 24 to mattias.gothberg@gov.se