Environment programme area

Changing one's surroundings and environment is fundamentally human. It is equally human to care about the environment and nature. An environmental policy that wants to make a real difference must therefore be based on people. How can we best combine our enormous creative power with our care for the living world? How do we use our resources in the best possible way? And how do we translate all this into concrete and implementable policies?

Ephi works on several different projects in the environmental field. Our main focus is the fight against climate change, but our involvement in environmental issues is broader than that.

Current projects

  • Excise duties as an environmental policy tool
  • The marginal cost of different climate actions
  • Facts in the environmental debate
  • The ideological basis of the environmental movement
  • The threats and opportunities: carbon tariffs

News

Parliamentary seminar on climate change emissions and exports

Parliamentary seminar on climate change emissions and exports

Together with Member of Parliament Rickard Nordin (C), EPHI organised a seminar on Professor Astrid Kander's report on the climate benefits of Swedish exports. In her report, Astrid Kander presents a new metric for measuring countries' climate-impacting emissions. The method takes into account...

Breifing Paper: China and Climate Change after COP 26

Breifing Paper: China and Climate Change after COP 26

China's emissions are the single most important factor for the future of the climate. The country currently emits more carbon dioxide than the EU and all other OECD countries combined. This Briefing Paper analyses China's greenhouse gas emissions and its role in climate change, as well as...

Publications

Final report - How do we get electricity networks for the future?

Final report - How do we get electricity networks for the future?

Final report - How do we get electricity networks for the future? The electrification of everything from Swedish industry to our transport sector is proceeding at a rapid pace and is a prerequisite for combating climate change. While the debate is raging about how we should...

Final report - How do we get electricity networks for the future?

How do we get electricity networks for the future? 5/6

In the first four reports, we focused on what is at stake, on the scale and nature of the challenge. In this, the fifth of six reports, Mats Nilsson looks for the solutions and what reforms and changes we need to put in place to ensure adequate electricity grids for the future.

Mats Nilsson is an associate professor and researcher with a focus on
environment and the economics of the electricity market.

How do we get electricity networks for the future? 4/6

How do we get electricity networks for the future? 4/6

In the previous reports, we have seen that the need for new electricity grids is great and so are the challenges of getting them in place. In this fourth, of a total of six reports, we get Erik Lundin's perspective on the electricity network of the future, focusing on the considerable investments required and how this will affect network charges for ordinary people. Lundin is a PhD at the Institute for Economic Research and the Energy and Sustainable Development Programme at Stanford University.

How do we get electricity networks for the future? 4/6

How do we get electricity networks for the future? 3/6

In this third of six reports, we get Lars Bergman's perspective on the electricity network issue. Bergman has a background as Rector of the Stockholm School of Economics and has written the ESO report High Voltage on the role of the electricity network in ensuring secure electricity supplies. This report examines the conditions for creating new electricity networks. What are the challenges?

How do we get electricity networks for the future? 4/6

How to make electricity networks fit for the future 2/6

In this, the second of six reports, we get Niclas Damgaard's, Chief Strategist at Svenska kraftnät, perspective on the electricity grid of the future, focusing on the size of the problem and the challenge. How much electricity and grid do we really need?

How do we get electricity networks for the future? 4/6

How do we get electricity networks for the future? 1/6

In this first of six reports, we get Henrik Henriksson's perspective on the electricity grid issue. Henriksson is the CEO of H2 Green Steel, which uses hydrogen instead of coke to produce steel with minimal environmental impact. Hydrogen production requires significant amounts of reliable electricity, delivered on time, to the right place.

Wasteful environmental tax? - An evaluation of the excise tax on plastic carrier bags

Wasteful environmental tax? - An evaluation of the excise tax on plastic carrier bags

Should politicians implement environmental policies that upset people in their daily lives? Then the least you can ask is that the efforts have the intended effect and do something good for the environment and the climate. As the plastic bag tax turns two years old, Sofia Höglund explains what has happened since the tax was introduced in a report for EPHI.

China and the climate after COP26

China and the climate after COP26

China and the climate after COP26 This Briefing Paper maps China's greenhouse gas emissions and its role in climate change, and reviews the Chinese authorities' climate ambitions and action plan to achieve carbon neutrality. China's emissions are the...