Reindeer herders receive compensation based on the amount of carnivore offspring certified on their pastures and not the amount of lost livestock. The method is called performance payment schemes and is a relatively new method where Sweden can be viewed as a pioneer.
- My biggest fear is that Sweden won't be able to handle the effect balance in 5-10 years, says Kjell Jansson, member of CERE's advisory board and CEO of Swedish Energy.
The electricity power base is being replaced by weather dependent electricity that needs to be stored in order to be available when the customers require it. – Storage of electricity is a key issue for long-term incorporation of renewable power into the global electricity system. My hope is that this will be investigated and that the government and parliament will realise the problem through the energy commission that is about to commence their activity, says Kjell Jansson.
Kjell Jansson, CEO of Swedish Energy. Photo Mona Bonta Bergman
"There are many Chinese state-owned forest enterprises (SOFE's) with significant profitability demands. Researchers at SLU found that the Chinese state could influence the enterprises towards more protected forests and reforestation, so that other forms of forest management like farming, recreation etc. can be developed." (My translation)