Climate neutrality by 2050: Nordic Economic Policy Review conference

What economic policies and new regulations are needed in the Nordic countries to achieve climate neutrality by 2050, as set out in EU law? How will they achieve the EU’s intermediate target of reducing net greenhouse gas emissions by at least 55% by 2030?

These are some of the issues that will be presented and discussed during this peer-review conference of the Nordic Economic Policy Review. The conference will take place at the Ministry of Labour and Social Inclusion in Oslo on the 26th of October, and we welcome you to join us either in person or to watch online.


8:30 – 9:00 Breakfast

9:00 – 9:10 Welcome remarks

9:10 – 10:25 Climate-neutrality by 2050 in Norway

Presentation by Michael Hoel and Rolf Golombek, University of Oslo
Discussants: Taran Faehn and  Linda Nøstbakken, Statistics Norway

10:30 – 10:45 Coffee break

10:45 – 12:00 Climate-neutrality by 2050 in Finland

Presentation by Matti Liski and Iivo Vehviläinen, Aalto University
Discussant: Pekka Morén, Ministry of Finance, Finland
Markku Ollikainen, University of Helsinki 

12:00 – 13:00 Lunch

13:00- 14:15 Climate-neutrality by 2050 in Denmark

Presentation by Peter Birch Sörensen, University of Copenhagen
(Co-author Frederik Silbye, Danish Council on Climate Change)
Discussant: Lars Gårn Hansen, University of Copenhagen
Lars Haagen Pedersen, Ministry of Finance, Denmark

14:15 – 14:45 Coffee break

14:45 – 16:00 Climate-neutrality by 2050 in Sweden

Presentation by Svante Mandell, Swedish National Institute of Economic Research
(Co-authors Björn Carlén and David von Below, Swedish National Institute of Economic Research)
Discussants: John Hassler, Stockholm University
Shon Ferguson, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences

16.00 – 16:30 General Discussion

16:30 – 16:45 Concluding comments

Time allocation for each paper: presenter 45 minutes, discussants 15 minutes each. 

General Information about the Nordic Economic Policy Review

Each year, the review produces and presents economic research related to a different topic high on the Nordic agenda. The peer-review conference is an opportunity for economists and others working with the subject to participate in the discussion and process of the following publication. 

The event is free of charge, but we kindly ask participants intending to participate in person to let us know if they are prevented to do so after registering. 

The upcoming issue will be launched during spring 2023 and is edited by professor emeritus Harry Flam, IIES, Stockholm University, and Professor John Hassler, Stockholm University.