Would Swedes pay more to save the climate?

5:25 min

Many Swedes say they would cut consumption to reduce their carbon emissions. But would they vote for a progressive carbon tax on consumer purchases? Could Swedish politicians actually set one?

The United Nations Climate Change Conference will begin this November 30 in Paris. Many are hoping for world leaders to come away with promises to reduce carbon emissions and to avoid disastrous global temperature rises.

Looking ahead to the Paris summit, Radio Sweden spoke with a Björn-Ola Linnér, a professor for environmental change at Linköping University about global warming and Swedish politics.

This is the third of a four-part series. In the fourth program we consider a news show that keeps global ecology on Swedish people’s minds.