This is circular economy in the Swedish forest sector

News:   Forest-based products are part of a natural, circular ecocycle that begins and ends with photosynthesis. Active forest management and the products from the forest create the conditions for a closed loop that absorbs, binds and sequesters carbon dioxide.

How the Swedish forest sector’s circular ecocycle works:

  1. Carbon dioxide: Through photosynthesis, growing trees convert sunlight, carbon dioxide in the air and water in the land into wood. The carbon dioxide is bound up in the growing trees.
  2. Forest: When the trees are fully grown, they are harvested. For each tree harvested, at least two new ones are planted.
  3. Production: The trees that are harvested become products such as houses, furniture, paperboard, packaging, paper and textiles. These products continue to sequester the carbon bound in the growing trees.
  4. Innovation: Products and processes are continuously being developed to secure greater resource efficiency and a higher degree of refinement.
  5. Recycling: Paper and packaging have a high degree of recyclability. Around 80 % become new materials. The wood fibre can be recycled up to seven times.
  6. Bioenergy: When the wood fibre is used up, it can be combined with residual products from the forest industry and turned into bioenergy for heating, power and fuels. The biogenic carbon dioxide which is then released is once again absorbed by growing trees. Thus the ecocycle is closed.


From desert to forest - Minister for Foreign Affairs saw the result

News:  The Minister for Foreign Affairs, Ann Linde, visited the Forest. It was during her time as the Minister for Trade that Sweden’s Expo journey began in 2017. Last time she was at the pavilion it was only desert.

Nordic piano concert for peace

News:  A peace concert with piano music from the Nordic countries was held at the Swedish pavilion, as part of the “Nordic Piano Music Week” at Expo . “The special thing with visiting Expo 2020 Dubai is that we spread the Nordic music”, says the Swedish pianist John Nalan.

The Green Skeikh visited the pavilion

News:  "The Green Sheikh" of the UAE, His Highness Sheikh Abdul Aziz bin Ali Al Nuaimi, entertained visitors at the Swedish pavilion with a talk as part of the series of speaking events during Water Week.

She will be representing UAE in the "Stockholm Junior Water Prize"

News:  Mishal Faraz was the winner of Water Alliance Associatios "RE-NEW Our World Student Water Innovation Challenge 2022". On Thursday she presented her "The Water Bottle Project" at the Swedish pavilion.

Electrical boats invented in Sweden

News:  The Water Week at the Swedish pavilion ha begun. A serious of events is taking place on the Co-creation stage. On Thursday Konrad Bergström, founder of X Shore, who makes hundred percent electrical boats.

Event to raise awareness about importance of forests

News:  “The forestry sector is a sector that can eventually make a huge difference”, says Ismahane Elouafi, Chief Scientist at Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and moderator of the event that took place at the Swedish pavilion on the International Day of Forests.

Join the event on International Day of Forests

News:  The International Day of Forests will be celebrated in the pavilion on March 21. In the video you will hear Fredrik Ingemarson, Moderator of the International Day of Forests, talk about some of the highlights.

Regional meeting for Swedish ambassadors

News:  Swedish Ambassadors to the Middle East region had their regional meeting at the Swedish pavilion. It was an opportunity for them to meet but also visit their second countries pavilions.

Swedish cuisine - check out tutorials and innovations

News:  What do you know about the traditional Swedish cuisine and the new innovative food technology? Find out in the videoclip.