On the 8th of February 2016 the CERE Advisory Board, Board of Directors and Management met up to discuss CERE relevant issues. CERE's Advisory Board for Strategic Issues. From the left: Torbjörn Fagerström, Anders Kristoffersson, Mårten Larsson, Yvonne Fredriksson, Lars Bergman (Kjell Jansson is missing from the photo).
Costs for a Sweden free of fossil fuels could outweigh the benefits and the money perhaps better spent in other countries, Bengt Kriström and Per-Olov Johansson, CERE, claims in a retort on SvD, January 2nd.
Kriström and Johansson questions whether reign supreme is the way for Sweden to go when it comes to the climate issue. Perhaps the 100 billion SEK that it would cost for a fossil-free Sweden would be better spent in countries where it would be less costly to reduce emissions and thereby also helping people in poverty.
Kelly de Bruin, an environmental economist at CERE, calls for a more realistic meeting in Paris.
Some 170 countries submitted their emission-reducing pledges ahead of the Paris COP meeting. These pledges show that we overshoot the 2-degree target with at best 0.5 or 0.7 degrees. Kelly, an expert on calculating how the economy and climate change affects one another, urges for a more realistic dialogue: - Politicians keep talking about 2 degrees, which is not very viable anymore, and the actual commitments they talk about will lead to at best 2.7 degrees temperature change in 2100. There is a mismatch of the dialogue on the goal of the negotiations (2 degree limit) and the actual negotiation commitments (2.7 degrees).