Sweden’s climate policy must focus more on really reducing greenhouse gas emissions worldwide than on ‘cleaning its own backyard’. The claim by a group of economists and climate scientists features in a new report on behalf of the Swedish Centre for Business and Policy Studies.
The report also says that a rapid transition to electric cars in Sweden could reduce the possibility of exporting fossil-free electricity to EU countries, such as, Poland and Germany, which would lead to a greater increase in emissions there.
Related stories from around the North:
Canada: International Inuit leaders demand decisive action on climate change amidst COP25 breakdown, Eye on the Arctic
Greenland: Greenlanders stay chill as the world reacts to their heatwave, CBC News
Iceland: Former U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry calls for climate action at Arctic Circle assembly, The Independent Barents Observer
Norway: Norway considers size limitation on passenger ships sailing to Svalbard, The Independent Barents Observer
Russia: Russian climate report stresses adaptation but no reduction in fossil fuel extraction, The Independent Barents Observer
Sweden: Sweden to make all laws follow its climate targets, Radio Sweden
United States: Bering Sea region focus of recent papers on climate risk to northern communities, Eye on the Arctic