"numbers published by the World Bank are likely to be biased and may even give incorrect information as to whether the economy is locally sustainable."
The quote comes from Catia Cialani's doctoral thesis "Essays on Growth and Environment".
The Committee on Transport and Communications is studying cost-benefit analysis in the transport sector with a particular focus on sustainable development. They therefore turned, inter alia, to CERE's Runar Brännlund and Bengt Kriström who've written plenty about the methods and because "CERE is an important player in this context" says Anna Wagman Kåring.
CERE's Runar Brännlund ruling on the IPCC's estimates of climate work costs in Miljöaktuellt April 17th, 2014.
- They're keeping us in the dark when it comes to costs. It is based on all sources of emissions in all countries being covered by the same instruments and the same effective policies. From Sweden to China and India. It is not credible, says Runar Brännlund to Miljöaktuellt.
CERE's Runar Brännlund writes together with Eva Samakovlis on Miljöaktuellt debate. (My, ed, translation throughout article)
"By 2030, the Swedish goals for energy efficiency and renewable energy should be removed and replaced by one climate objective. Climate policy cost increases with more objectives then what you really want to achieve ie . reduction of greenhouse gases. The Commission's proposal actually leaves room for letting a single climate objective run the transition to a low-carbon society."
One returnee and one new acquaintance have moved in to our quarters.
The log keeping track on allowance transaction information within the European emission trading system have been lacking in the associated firms, an issue now solved with a little help from CERE members.