The forest industry and researcher will in the research program Mistra Digital Forestry together digitalize the forestry. Through smart digitalization, the program plans on researching how the forest can be used more efficiently with increased leniency.
A new course/workshop on Behavioral Environmental Economics designed and organized by Oben Bayrak was awarded best PhD course from the Faculty of Forest Sciences. The course has, according to the prize committee, contributed to increase the attraction for the faculty graduate studies.
Tharshini Thangavelu defended her thesis “Essays on Malnutrition, Savings and Preferences” on September 12th, 2018. Her thesis touches three different topics in economics, namely preferences, savings and malnutrition. Jinggang Guo defended his thesis “Economics Timber Production and Climate Change mitigation” on October 12th, 2018.
Lars-Fredrik Andersson and CERE’s Magnus Lindmark explains on DN debate why the welfare can’t improve under current circumstances.
This is good news for the future of our planet, says Kelly de Bruin, associated member of CERE and Research Officer at The Economic and Social Research Institute on Ireland. The IPCC 1.5 degrees report, released a few days ago, warns for deep and immediate climate change action to limit severe climate impacts which makes models that describes the global interplay between the economy and the climate especially important.
CERE’s Runar Brännlund, amongst others, shares his favorite candidate for the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economics Sciences, Martin Weitzman, on P1 morgon on October 8th (2018). Brännlund raises the Weitzman research both around how polluting businesses can be governed as well as the critique of GDP that only measures market prices, a price seldom found on environmental goods.
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Sweden has a goal to reach 100 per cent renewable energy production by 2040. According to CERE researcher Jurate Jaraite, now is the time to discuss more flexible renewable electricity policies.
CERE member Mattias Vesterberg ventured to Bilbao to exchange knowledge at the renowned Basque Center for Climate Change where economists, biologists and ecologists work together to tackle climate change. Learn more about his visit.