Sweden: Government to form council of researchers for sustainable development

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During last week’s Almedalen political week, the red-green government decided to form a council consisting of science researchers to advise the government for green conversion, with a focus on economic and environmental and climate work.

The council will consist of twelve researchers and will be led by Karin Markides, former president of Chalmers University of Technology. Beginning in the fall, the council will examine questions like material conversion and energy conversion.

Social Democrat Minister for Strategic Development Kristina Persson will lead the council’s work.

“This is the area, the cooperation between research, politics and business, that needs to be stronger. A platform is needed to create meetings like this and discussions about these important complex questions,” Persson told newspaper Svenska Dagbladet.

 

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Russia:  Russia allocates €3.6 million to floating Arctic research stations, Barents Observer

Sweden: Sweden’s mountain hares changing fur color too early, Radio Sweden

United States:  U.S. polar bear conservation plan focuses on near-term goals, Alaska Dispatch News

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