For seventeen weeks, Umeå School of Business, Economics and Statistics will present their work in relation to the 17 Sustainable Development goals. For the first two goals, #1-No poverty and #2-Zero Hunger, we learn more about some of the research by CEREs Göran Bostedt.
Soleiman Mohammadi Limael, associate professor at the Department of forestry, University of Guilan, Iran visited CERE on September 20th, 2018 to discuss possible future collaborations between Sweden and Iran and foremost the universities SLU, Guilan and Umeå.
Jussi Lintunen and Jussi Uusivuori show in their winning article that an increase in the use of wood, despite it not being emission free, is optimal. However, this is so only if the biomass stock first increases. A subsidy on forest growth and tax on harvest leads to forest owners postponing their harvest, which increases biomass stock and carbon sequestration. As the rotation approaches its maximum level of sustainability, the harvest yield will increase and price on roundwood will fall, so that it can become optimal to use roundwood in energy generation.
“The atmosphere does not care from where the emissions stem. We need to get as much as possible from each invested krona.” Runar Brännlund in discussion with Ola Hansén, World Wide Fund for Nature, regarding where to focus the efforts in the struggle against climate change from the Swedish Radio program Studio ett (Studio one) August 16th, 2018. (only in Swedish)
Runar Brännlund, CERE, lists the five industries expected to be most affected by the changing climate on SvD.
Weather-dependent industries will to a greater extent be affected and calculations made by Runar show a tendency for a plus in the general economy. However, Runar points out that estimates on a 100-year term hold a lot of uncertainty and therefore difficult to do.