Climate Crossroads

Vision for Sweden: Zero net emissions of greenhouse gases by 2045 with simultaneous improvement in Swedish competitiveness.
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The goal is for Sweden to have zero net emissions of greenhouse gases by 2045. This means, among other things, that emissions in Sweden must be reduced by at least 85 percent compared with 1990 levels, which can be supplemented by climate action in other countries.

Sweden also needs advanced and competitive industries based on our comparative advantages in energy.

To create sustainable development, a comprehensive perspective is needed. Industrial processes and transport systems are changing as technologies develop, and this is affecting resource flows and infrastructure.

There are numerous climate initiatives under way but there is no comprehensive analysis of how society in general will be affected and if suboptimisation will occur. Climate Crossroads will aim to solidify the system perspective.

 The Climate Crossroads project was launched in May 2018 and will continue until the end of 2019, with subsequent reporting in 2020.

Project goals:

  • Prepare an action plan for Sweden to achieve net zero emissions and increased competitiveness based on our comparative advantages in energy in combination with industrial excellence and well-developed infrastructure.
  • Support climate policy development through scrutiny of the Government’s climate policy.
  • Analyse how developments in other countries are impacting what is possible in Sweden.
  • Produce a general consequence analysis of all climate measures being implemented in order to identify conflicting objectives and determine where improvements can be made.

Steering Committee

Elisabeth Nilsson, (Chairman)

Hans Folkesson, Chairman of Transport Systems subproject

Mikael Dahlgren, ABB, Chairman of Industrial Systems subproject

Stefan Nyström, Swedish Environmental Protection Agency, Chairman of the Social Systems subproject.

Eva Petterson, KSLA, Chairman of the Food Systems subproject

Andreas Regnell, Vattenfall, Chairman of the Energy Systems subproject

Anja Alemdar, Swedish Energy Agency

Torbjörn Holmström, AB Volvo

Kenneth Johansson, InnoEnergy

Bo Krogvig, LKAB

Johan Kuylenstierna

Maria Malmkvist, Swedish Gas Association

Marie Nilsson, IF Metall

Bo-Erik Pers, Jernkontoret

Birgitta Resvik, Fortum

Gunilla Saltin, Södra Celle

Maria Sunér Fleming, Confederation of Swedish Enterprise

Ulf Troedsson, Siemens

Åke Iverfeldt, Mistra

Project management

Karin Byman, Project Director

Jan Nordling, Senior Advisor

Staffan Eriksson, Project Manager, Social Systems subproject

Kristina Haraldsson, Project Manager, Transport Systems subproject

Anna Nordling, Project Manager, Industrial Systems subproject

Ninni Rydberg, Project Manager, Food Systems subproject

Rose-Marie Ågren, Project Manager, Energy Systems subproject

Caroline Linden, Project Coordinator

Camilla Koebe, VP Business and Communications

Funding provided by

ABB, Energiföretagen, Fortum,  IF Metall, Jernkontoret, LKAB, Mistra, NIB,  Siemens,Vattenfall, Volvo AB; Tekniska verken, Confederation of Swedish Enterprise, Swedish Gas Association, Göteborgs parkerings AB, Teknikföretagen and Södra Cell.