Andreas Gyllenhammar is the chief sustainability officer at Sweco and holds a PhD in Environmental Analysis. In 2007, when climate change rose to the top of the global agenda, Andreas became one of the more prominent communicators of the causes and effects of climate change.
Heading sustainable business development for Sweco, Andreas has developed services in a broad sustainability context, especially strategies for Sustainable Cities. Andreas has been part of delegations to the sustainability summits Rio+20, Cop 21 Paris, Cop23 Bonn and as a member of the World Business Council on Sustainable Development (WBCSD).
Cities consume enormous resources and emit around 70 percent of the world CO2 emissions. Cities need to be part of the solution combating climate change. Smart Cities incorporate technology, like sensors, to utilise city infrastructure more efficiently. The smart city is a city with an open mind and engages with its citizens. Communication is therefore critical in achieving sustainable cities.