Swedish Minister for Foreign Trade, Anna Hallberg, performed a tree-planting ceremony at Expo 2020 Dubai, officially marking the beginning of the construction of the Swedish pavilion, ‘The Forest’.
Najeeb Mohammed Al-Ali, Executive Director of Expo 2020 Dubai Bureau, joined the Swedish minister at the event in October. Tree planting resonates with the ambition to build the pavilion entirely in wood to minimise its impact on the climate. “Building the pavilion itself in a renewable material is completely in line with both Swedish priorities and the strong climate focus on the world exhibition,” said Hallberg.
Themed ‘Co-creation for Innovation’, the Swedish pavilion highlights a strong focus on sustainability.