Gothenburg, Sweden | June 19, 2018

CCC Summit 2018

The Road to Carbon Neutral Infrastructure

We are pleased to invite you to participate in the Construction Climate Challenge Summit in Gothenburg 19 June 2018. The theme for the Summit is “The Road to Carbon Neutral Infrastructure”.

Sweden’s new Climate Act came into force 1 January 2018 joining other countries, such as the United Kingdom, who have been pioneering their own Climate Acts. The new Act will impact on all sectors of society, including the building and infrastructure sectors. Within these sectors several initiatives are under way and more will come to manage carbon emissions. The ultimate goal is Carbon Neutrality.

The CCC Summit 2018/Hi-dagen 2018* is an international conference jointly organized by the Construction Climate Challenge (CCC) initiative and the Sweden Green Building Council – Sustainable Infrastructure. It aims to identify the solutions to deliver carbon neutral infrastructure by bringing together representatives from the infrastructure construction value chain, academics, authorities and other stakeholders to share best practice, new innovations and explore opportunities for collaboration.

The CCC Summit will be held at the Clarion Hotel Post in central Gothenburg, Sweden.

The event coincides with the Volvo Ocean Race 2017–18 Stopover and there are many interesting activities taking place in Gothenburg that week.

We look forward to seeing you on 19 June 2018.

Date: 19 June 2018
Time: 09:00–16:30 (Registration and coffee starts at 08:00).
The event will be free of charge. However the number of seats are limited so please register well in advance.

*) The last three years SGBC has arranged the yearly Sustainable Infrastructure Day (Hi-dagen) for the Swedish infrastructure industry. The CCC Summit 2018 is a co-arrangement between SGBC and CCC for an international audience. The first CCC Summit was held 2015 in Gothenburg, since then several CCC seminars have been held around the world.


Register here. 

For students, register here. 


Clarion Hotel Post, Drottningtorget 10, Gothenburg, Sweden



Registration & Coffee


Welcome & Moderator Introduction

Session 1:

The Road to Carbon Neutral Infrastructure

  • Where is Carbon in Infrastructure?
  • The Roadmap for a Carbon Neutral Building- and Infrastructure Sector in Sweden
  • The UK and Anglian Water Journey – Reduce Carbon, Reduce Cost

Session 2:

Client Perspectives: Planning, Procurement and Realization

  • International Case Studies and Best Practice
  • Examples of Drivers and Requirements
  • Carbon Management Tools and Guidance

Session 3:

Supply Chain Perspectives: Design, Construction and Supply

  • International Case Studies and Best Practice
  • Examples of Solutions and Innovations

Session 4:

Value Chain Collaboration for Carbon Neutrality

4.1: CCC Research Projects Discussion: 

  • Value Chain Collaboration and Tools

4.2: Concluding Panel

Final address


Mingle & Networking

Welcoming hosts

Cecilia Ehrenborg Williams

CEO, Sweden Green Building Council/SGBC

Cecilia is the CEO of Sweden Green Building Council, a non-profit organization with members from the Swedish construction and real estate industries as its stakeholders. SGBC is open to anyone with the intent of developing and influencing the transformative work needed for the places we live, work, play and learn. Prior to SGBC, Cecilia was the deputy CEO and head of criteria development at the Swedish Secretariat of the Nordic Ecolabelling organization (Miljömärkning Sverige) which develops, maintains and promotes the Nordic Ecolabel and the European Ecolabel. Cecilia holds a Masters of Science degree in Chemical Engineering and Environmental Studies. She brings over 20 years of experience working with sustainability issues from roles at a broad range of industries.

Melker Jernberg

President, Volvo Construction Equipment

Melker Jernberg became President of Volvo Construction Equipment and Member of the Volvo Group Executive Board on January 1st, 2018. Melker has worked in a number of roles in the automotive, steel and powder metallurgy industries. A graduate of the KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm with an MSc in Mechanical Engineering, Melker joined Scania AB in 1989, where he remained for 22 years, ultimately becoming Senior Vice President with responsibility for Scania’s Bus and Coach business area. In 2011, Melker joined Swedish steel manufacturer SSAB where, as Executive Vice President, he was responsible for running the company’s European, Middle Eastern and African businesses. His most recent position prior to joining Volvo was as CEO and President at Höganäs AB, a Sweden-based metals powder manufacturer, a position he assumed in 2014.


Dr. Paul Toyne

Expert on environment issues and sustainable development

Dr Paul Toyne is an independent adviser supporting all aspects of the design and construction value chain to improve environmental and sustainability performance and deliver commercial benefits. He is a London Sustainable Development Commissioner appointed by the Mayor. Chair of Constructing Excellence’s Sustainability Forum and a member of the UK Green Construction Board’s infrastructure working group. Previously, Paul has worked in design, construction and development – holding posts as Group Director of Sustainability for both Balfour Beatty and WSP Group, and was Head of Sustainability for Bovis Lend Lease in the UK – providing expertise in both project and corporate levels.


Agneta Wannerström

Project Leader, “Roadmap for a Carbon Neutral Building- and Infrastructure Sector”, Skanska Sweden

Agneta Wannerström is Senior Manager for Carbon Neutrality at Skanska Sweden, focusing on sustainable business development in Skanska since 2006. She is also a Project Leader for the “Roadmap for a Carbon Neutral Building- and Infrastructure Sector” in Sweden. Between 1996-2006 she was a senior advisor in sustainable development at The Natural Step.

Chris Newsome OBE

Director Asset Management, Anglian Water

Chris Newsome is Director of Asset Management at Anglian Water and was appointed in September 2004. He is a civil engineer by profession and has spent the vast majority of his career within the water industry, planning for, designing and delivering capital programmes of work and managing the asset base. He is Chairman of @one Alliance, Chairman of UK Water Industry Research Ltd and President of the Institute of Asset Management. He is also a member of the Government’s Green Construction Board and is Chairman of the Infrastructure Group. Chris is a Fellow of the Institution of Civil Engineers and of the Institute of Asset Management and a member of the Chartered Institute of Water and Environmental Management. He was awarded the OBE for services to Civil Engineering and carbon reduction in the Queen’s New Year’s Honours list 2017.

Håkan Johansson

Coordinator Climate Mitigation, Swedish Transport Administration

Håkan Johansson is coordinator for climate mitigation at Swedish Transport Administration. Håkan has worked with climate mitigation in the transport sector as an expert since the mid 1990’s. The work has included development of scenarios, strategies, measures and policy instrument for how the transport sector can reach the climate objectives. During last four years he has led the work within the Transport Administration of setting goals and developing procurement criteria with the long term goal of a climate neutral infrastructure in 2045.


Ingeborg Ligtenberg

Senior Project Manager, Rijkswaterstaat

Chris Broadbent

Director, BREEAM and CEEQUAL

Chris Broadbent is a Director of BREEAM and CEEQUAL Infrastructure. He is a Chartered Civil Engineer (FICE) with over 30 years’ experience in the construction industry. Chris has extensive experience in the provision and management of engineering and building services and training. He led the development of BREEAM infrastructure (pilot) and the acquisition of CEEQUAL Ltd by BRE. Together these lead the world in sustainability rating schemes for civil engineering and extend BRE’s overall reach into the civil engineering sector. With his team he is currently engaged in operating both schemes for a wide range of projects of all types and scale and in the development of the next version of the scheme, CEEQUAL (2018), that will bring the two together as a leading scheme for the future.

Carl Zide

Head of Loop Rocks

Carl Zide is Head of Loop Rocks – The largest marketplace in the Nordics for the reuse of stone materials, soil and other filling masses. The users of Loop Rocks have so far handled over 2 million tonnes of materials saving millions of euros in transportation and material costs and up to 10 200 tonnes of CO2. Carl has over fifteen years of experience from leading roles at fast-growing technology companies and the world’s largest companies within gambling, dating and e-commerce. In previous positions, Carl has been in charge of building two-sided marketplaces, customer acquisition, and brand strategy in some of the most competitive online industries.

Jenny Elfsberg

Director Emerging Technologies, Volvo Construction Equipment

Jenny Elfsberg has been the Director of Volvo Construction Equipment’s (Volvo CE) Emerging Technologies organization since May 2009. She is responsible for the ‘explore’ phase in the Advanced Engineering process at Volvo CE and works to build knowledge and invent the future of the construction industry. Starting out as an Application Engineer and Leader for Volvo Powertrain, Jenny has worked for the Volvo Group for 19 years.

Stefan Uppenberg

Multidisciplinary Project Manager, WSP

Stefan has a M.Sc. in Environmental and Aquatic Engineering, and 20 years experience of working with sustainability in infrastructure projects. His focus area is development and implementation of methods, tools and requirements for carbon management based on life cycle assessment, LCA, for infrastructure projects. He has also been a driving force for developing sustainability management and the use of sustainability assessment schemes, like CEEQUAL, within WSP and Sweden Green Building Council (SGBC) for clients like Trafikverket (National transport administration), Skanska, NCC and other actors in the Swedish civil engineering sector.

Anna Kadefors

Professor at the Department of Real Estate and Construction Management, Royal Institute of Technology, KTH

Anna Kadefors is a Professor at the Department of Real Estate and Construction Management at KTH.  Her main research interests are related to inter-organizational trust, collaboration and sustainability in the built environment. Other research projects concern how clients and property owners organize their innovation management functions, as well as models for collaborative innovation in industry-academia relationships in this sector. She is currently the project leader of the Formas Strong Research Environment ProcSIBE, Procurement for Sustainable Innovation in the Built Environment (2014-2019), which is a transdisciplinary research platform involving five Swedish universities.

Matthew Brander

Dr. Lecturer in Carbon Accounting, University of Edinburgh Business School

Matthew is a Lecturer in Carbon Accounting at the University of Edinburgh’s Business School. His current research focuses on the development of methods for corporate, product (life cycle assessment), project and policy-level greenhouse gas accounting.  He has particular interest in bioenergy, the construction sector, electricity accounting, greenhouse gas removal, and land use baselines. He is the Programme Director for the Business School’s MSc in Carbon Finance, and is Principal Investigator for the Construction Infrastructure Transformation Tool (CITT) project, funded by the Construction Climate Challenge initiative.  He has served as a member of several technical working groups for the Greenhouse Gas Protocol, and the International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO), and is on the peer review panel for BEIS/Defra’s emission factors publication for company reporting. Prior to his current position Matthew worked for over seven years in carbon management and greenhouse gas assessment at the Edinburgh Centre for Carbon Management, and at Ecometrica.

Noemi Arena

Dr. Sustainable Engineering Manager, Costain

Dr Noemi Arena is the Sustainable Engineering Manager for Costain Group. Her role is to integrate holistic sustainability solutions into core business processes of the group and its client base.

Noemi graduated in Chemical Engineering at the University of Naples Federico II and in 2016 she has been awarded as Doctor in Sustainability for Engineering & Energy Systems at the University of Surrey.

She has over six years of experience in process and product design and sustainable solutions in the engineering field.

She is expert in Life Cycle Management, Life Cycle Assessment, Circular economy, Eco-Design and Product Design, Energy Conversion, Carbon Emissions Management, Waste Management and Resource Optimization. She has also experience with Material/Substance Flow Analysis (MFA/SFA) related to different environmental and process engineering.

Terri Wills

CEO, World Green Building Council, WGBC

Terri Wills is the CEO of the World Green Building Council. She is responsible for developing and implementing the strategy for the organization, and working with the Board of Directors, its various Committees, and the staff. Terri reports directly to the Chair of WorldGBC. Previously, Terri was with the C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group where she spearheaded C40’s networks that have had a direct impact on policy in over half of C40 cities. Terri also served as the London City Director for the Clinton Climate Initiative, worked with the Government of Ontario on clean technology and creative industry development, and worked for the BBC as a Head of Strategy. In March 2017, Terri was named as one of 10 women leading the global push towards climate action, gender equality and social justice for all by Eco-Business.

Mats Landén

Head of Corporate Partnerships, WWF Sweden

With more than 20 years experience of innovation, business development and strategic partnerships from the FMCG industry, sustainability consulting and NGO’s, Mats is a strong believer in bi- and multilateral partnerships as a way to achieve greater success. Mats has a special interest in creating transformational changes in industries with the biggest environmental footprint and most complex value chains, often where challenges are the greatest.

Christina Lindbäck

Senior Vice President Corporate Sustainability, NCC Group

Christina Lindbäck has a master of law from Stockholm University. She is the senior vice president of Corporate Sustainability for the NCC Group – the leading construction company in the Nordic region – and is managing the strategic work with sustainability issues. Christina is also the Chairperson of the Board of the Swedish Company Miljömärkning Sverige AB hosting the Nordic Ecolabel Svanen and the European Eco Label the EU flower. She is a member of the Board of Axfoundation, a foundation working for sustainable development supporting the companies in the Axson Johnson business group. Prior to this role Christina has been the SVP of Environment and Quality at the Nordic recycling company Ragn-Sells AB and prior to that she held a director’s position at the Swedish Ministry of Environment for eleven years. In this position she was among other roles the Swedish delegate in the Board for the European Environmental Agency (EEA)

More information about the event, on speakers and panelists will be added. 


The Construction Climate Challenge is an initiative hosted by Volvo Construction Equipment to promote sustainability throughout the entire construction industry value chain and provide funding for environmental research.

The Construction Climate Challenge is part of Volvo CE’s commitment to WWF’s Climate Savers Program. Volvo CE is also member of the World Green Building Council Advisory Board.

Sweden Green Building Council is a non-profit organization owned by its members, open to all companies andorganizations within the Swedish construction and real es

tate sector who wish to develop and influence environmental and sustainability work in the industry. We are an established member of the World Green Building Council since 2011. Read more about the Swedish Green Building Council here.

Sustainable Infrastructure (Hållbar infrastruktur) is a joint industry organization for sustainable development within the Swedish Civil Engineering Industry. Sustainable Infrastructure is a part of Sweden Green Building Council.




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