Climate Policy and the Nordic Countries Conference

Climate change caused by emissions of CO2  and other greenhouse gases is one of mankind’s key challenges. Taking it on requires global action. The Nordic countries aim to take the lead in this process and to set an example for other countries, policies need to be effective in reducing emissions, cost-efficient, scalable and consistent with international agreements. But are they?

These questions will be addressed at the NEPR conference held in Stockholm on 24 October, 2018. The following six topics will be discussed by invited researchers, experts and policy makers:

  • Are climate policies in the Nordic countries cost-effective?
  • What are the global impacts of national climate policy in the Nordic countries?
  • To what extent does volatility of solar and wind energy production limit its potential?
  • Should new Norwegian oil fields be opened up?
  • How can the EU emission-trading system be made an efficient climate policy?
  • How can insights from political economy research help design effective international climate  agreements?

We invite you to a full day with presentations of recent research, comments by academics and policy makers, and policy discussions. We will offer coffee and and light lunch to all participants.

VENUE: Aulan, 6th floor of Centralposthuset, Mäster Samuelsgatan 70, Stockholm (Government Offices/Regeringskansliet)

TIME: 8.30 – 17.00