EU versus National Climate Policies in the Nordics

In 2021, the EU decided to set more ambitious targets for the abatement of greenhouse gas emissions, including a 55% reduction in carbon emissions by 2030 and achieving climate neutrality by 2050.  This issue of Nordic Economic Policy Review explores the implications of this new Fit for 55 package for the Nordic countries.

All of them have introduced more ambitious targets for abatement than the EU, but are the national targets and measures consistent with Fit for 55?  Are they efficient? What are the costs and benefits of national climate policy aiming for more stringent targets than those under Fit for 55?  Find out from experts on the economics of climate policy in Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden in this latest edition of the Nordic Economic Policy Review.

Join us on 8 May at Medelhavsmuseet in Stockholm (or online) for the launch event where you will hear from the Swedish Minister for Financial Markets, the report editor, and three of the authors, as well as an expert panel. 


08.30 – 09.00 Coffee and sandwiches

09.00 – 09.10 Opening Remarks, Minister for Financial Markets, Mr Niklas Wykman

09.10 – 09.20 Introduction to Report, Harry Flam, professor emeritus and editor, Stockholm University

09.20 – 09.50 Presentation by Svante Mandell and Björn Carlén, Swedish National Institute of Economic Research

09.50 – 10.20 Presentation by Michael Hoel, Department of Economics, University of Oslo

10.20 – 10.45 Coffee Break

10.45 – 11.30 Panel: Per Kågeson, retired professor; Jytte Guteland, Member of Swedish Parliament; Moderator: John Hassler, professor and co-editor, Stockholm University

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