Swiss Village at COP28 attracted great interest
13 December 2023 13:09
Switzerland’s presence at the COP28 climate summit in Dubai included a Swiss Village that showcased Swiss solutions to the most urgent climate issues. The stand near the entrance to the negotiating space for official delegations was very well attended in both weeks, according to the organizers. Visitors from Switzerland included President Alain Berset, Federal Councillor Albert Rösti, State Secretary Daniela Stoffel, and Angelica Schempp, Consul General and Head of the Swiss Business Hub in Dubai.
Deasyl, Zurich Soft Robotics, Clean Air Enterprise, SmartHelio, Daphne Technology and Luqel were among the companies that showcased their solutions in the Swiss Village. Deaysl is working on biofuels based on glycerine, while Clean Air Enterprise is collaborating with other Swiss companies to develop a mobile indoor air purifier. Zurich Soft Robotics has developed Solskin, a system that produces renewable solar power and can also be used to provide shade indoors. SmartHelio has launched software for analysing solar systems. Over at Daphne, their technology reduces pollutants such as methane from industrial sources, and Luqel has developed a technology for purifying drinking water. The Swiss Village also featured a news screen based on swisstrade.com with news about other Swiss cleantech companies.
The Swiss Village also organized themed evenings in partnership with the sponsors Hitachi Zosen Inova, UBS and Switzerland Tourism. Switzerland’s COP28 presence was organized by the Swiss Embassy in the United Arab Emirates, Presence Switzerland and the specialist logistics company T-LINK. ce/stk