Björn Larsson Rosvall / TT
The (then) world's largest container ship landing in Gothenburg in 2013. Photo: Björn Larsson Rosvall / TT.

The case for making carbon expensive in Sweden

5:46 min

A Swedish person who drives a compact car, eats meat a few times a week, flies once a year, and lives in an apartment with district heating has per capita carbon emissions that exceed a sustainable level by at least five times, depending on your source. What shopping choices are available to Swedes who would buy carbon-smart goods and services? What happens to the Swedish economy when it starts cutting out fossil-fuels?

Looking ahead to the United Nations Climate Change Conference, which begins November 30, we spoke with Thomas Sterner, a professor of environmental economics at the University of Gothenburg, about the economics of global warming in Sweden.

This is the second of a four-part series. In the next program we ask how global warming affects Swedish politics.

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