After the IPCC’s devastating report, what can Sweden do to fight climate change?

Hoesung Lee (center), chair of the IPCC, speaks during a press conference of the Intergovernmental Panel for Climate Change (IPCC) at Songdo Convensia in Incheon, South Korea on October 8, 2018. – Avoiding global climate chaos will require a major transformation of society and the world economy that is ‘unprecedented in scale,’ the UN said in a landmark report that warns time is running out to avert disaster. (Jung Yeon-Je/AFP/Getty Images)
Sweden – and the world – have a daunting task ahead of them if they are to cap rising temperatures at 1.5 degrees Celsius in the coming years.

According to the latest report from the International Panel on Climate Change, urgent action is needed to get global temperatures under control and it warned of dire consequences if we fail to do so.

Radio Sweden spoke to Johannes Morfeldt, a climate analyst at the Swedish Environmental Protection agency. He says there are several ways Sweden can help in the fight but that time is of the essence.

Related stories from around the North:

Canada: Global warming ‘pause’ about to end, raise Earth’s temperatures further, CBC News

Finland: Scientists and leaders gather in Finnish north to talk Arctic biodiversity, YLE News

Norway: Thawing permafrost melts ground under homes and around Global Seed Vault in Svalbard, The Independent Barents Observer

Russia: Arctic coastal town of Dikson is fastest-warming place in Russia, The Independent Barents Observer

Sweden: Feature Interview: Is Arctic climate research missing the big picture?, Eye on the Arctic

United States: New study predicts ‘radical re-shaping’ of Arctic landscape by 2100, CBC News

Frank Radosevich, Radio Sweden

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