Volvo Group sent representatives to COP15 to monitor the negotiations and participate in side events to the conference. We also participated in the largest exhibition, Green Bright Expo.
Two products was presented during events in Copenhagen:
- Commute Greener
Volvo Buses has started to deliver their demonstrator vehicles to customers. A local operator in Copenhagen used the hybrid bus in commercial traffic during COP 15.
Read more: Volvo’s hybrid bus in service during COP15 climate conference
Volvo Group’s view on COP15 negotiations
Volvo Group supports a strong global deal with binding targets that will limit global warming according to a sustainable level that is based on the IPCC findings.
We would like to see:
- Binding target for industrialized countries
- Targets for advanced developing countries
- An tangible ambition for developing countries
The commitments from different countries should be possible to identify, quantify and measure.
Volvo Group hopes that the COP15 will lead us towards a global price on CO2 which is crucial for the success of limiting global warming. We are positive to various initiatives taken to set up cap and trade systems. If these systems can be linked together, we are on track for a global CO2 price.
Volvo Group is positive to flexible mechanisms, e g Clean Development Mechanisms (CDM) and we want these to be improved and strengthened.
A crucial part of a global agreement is how to stop deforestation. Promotion of sustainable forestry, mainly in developing countries is needed.
Financing of measures for mitigation and adaptation in developing countries is urgent. The industrialised countries need to support the developing countries.
Providing a level playing field including legislation, rules, agreements etc are set for a long-term timeline, Volvo supports binding targets that help us to limit global warming.
AB Volvo, Environmental Affairs