New report criticises Sweden's climate policies

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Sweden's climate policy must focus more on really reducing greenhouse gas emissions worldwide than on 'cleaning its own backyard'. The claim by a group of economists and climate scientists features in a new report on behalf of the Swedish Centre for Business and Policy Studies.

Just a tenth of a percent of emissions worldwide come from Sweden but the climate problem is global. What matters is what emissions are done worldwide, not where they are done. So we think the level of ambition must be much higher than just affecting this small percent we are responsible for within Swedish borders,"

The report also says that a rapid transition to electric cars in Sweden could reduce the possibility of exporting fossil-free electricity to EU countries, such as, Poland and Germany, which would lead to a greater increase in emissions there.