The Swedish government is setting up a guest research program to attract American climate and environmental scientists.
We spoke to Sweden’s Minister for Higher Education and Research, Helene Hellmark Knutsson, about why they are launching this program.
It is similar in size and scope to the one launched by French president Emmanuel Macron last year, and intended to last for at least three years.
Related stories from around the North:
Canada: Canada invests $1.2 million to help solve mystery of dwindling char numbers in Arctic, Eye on the Arctic
Finland: Finnish activists to carve giant Trump sculpture on melting glacier, Yle News
Germany: While Arctic melts, sweltering Germany hosts UN climate talks, Deutsche Welle’s Iceblogger
Greenland: Greenland earthquake and tsunami – hazards of melting ice?, Deutsche Welle’s Iceblogger
Norway: Norway expands Arctic drilling, environmentalists worried, The Independent Barents Observer
Russia: Teen researchers tell Putin Russia’s ice sheet is quickly melting, The Independent Barents Observer
Sweden: Climate change hinders residential constructions in Sweden, Radio Sweden
United States: Former UN climate chief speaks out against Arctic drilling, Deutsche Welle’s Iceblogger