Carnivore conservation gives compensation

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.

Seminar: Energy research and social benefits

Welcome to a seminar regarding the Swedish Energy Agency's research program in energy system!

At the seminar, research at the Swedish Energy Agency within energy systems area will be presented. The seminar is organized in cooperation with CERE. (only in Swedish)

Issues with climate change year 2060 are ridiculously small compared to 2200

kelly de bruin webWe have a chat with CERE's climate researcher Kelly de Bruin who co-authored the acclaimed UN report "African Adaptation Gap Report" that came out in November 2013 and the subsequent report "Loss and Damage in Africa" . The aforementioned report explained what happens if the global warming reaches 3,5-4 degrees warmer than now, how Africa by the year 2070 would have an annual expenditure of 350 billion dollars for climate adaptation. Recently another report; "Adaptation Gap Report" was developed in time for the COP20 in Lima December 2014. It took all the developing countries into consideration and it was reported worldwide. 

Energy for growth – what’s needed?

We consume about the same amount of energy as we did in the 1970s due to increased prices and taxes that led to structural changes and technical development. The pulp and paper industries are amongst them who improved their energy efficiency the most and wind power is really the only energy source that's arisen. However the energy supply has not increased.

Spring PhD courses

Do you wish to learn about solving environmental issues using GAMS? Throw yourself into the Economics of Forest Resource Management or immerse in micro and macro?
Here you find all the interesting courses that are given at our Departments this spring.

Flexibility in demand, a matter for the Minister of Energy

Foto Mattias PetterssonThe Swedish Energy Market Inspectorate report "En elmarknad i förändring – Är kundernas flexibilitet till salu eller ens verklig?" (A changing electricity market – Are the customers flexibility for sale or even real?) had reached the Minister of Energy, Ibrahim Baylan, at the Ministry of the Environment. Therefore, at a visit to Umeå University, some of the authors gave them a closer look.

Photo Mattias Pettersson