Sweden in Transition

Sweden in Transition #10 - Thomas Sterner

av Sweden in Transition | Publicerades 2/5/2020

Thomas STERNER is a renowned environmental economist, he was involved in the IPCC as one of the authors in charge of the chapters on policy design. He has published hundreds of scientific articles and more than a dozen books on various topics such as energy, climate, transport, resource management and carbon pricing. Thomas shared his vision of the current climate situation as well as key outputs from the latest IPCC report. He then explained why Carbon Tax is the best tool at our disposal, how it works and also how it could ultimately be used to systematically integrate externalities in prices. We also discussed its acceptance, comparing the case of France with the yellow vests crisis, with Sweden, where Carbon Tax has been created as early as 1991! That lead us on various topics such as energy transition, inequalities in revenue but also inequalities between cities and rural areas and of course on politics, and how the risks could escalate if we have bad policies on top of the environnemental crisis.

Thomas shared all that and more with his warmth and humour, providing us with insights and hope!!

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The podcast that meets change-makers in Sweden.In a world in need of urgent reinvention, they do things differently and explain why.Arrived from France, Sonia Le Masne is eager to meet transitioners and share her conversations with them... with you !In partnership with Stockholm Food Movement, an initiative powered by Impact Hub Stockholm, Sonia meets many activists and entrepreneurs making positive change within all things related to food; urban farming, food waste, alternative food networks, insect industry...She will explore the ideas of collapse, reinvention, happiness and purpose. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.