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.
- 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.
You can find information on this project in Swedish here. Most of the reports and materials published by the project are not translated into English, but you can find materials that are available in English below.
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
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
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.