Schultz Environment Blog

Environment in a broad sense,transports and energy issues. From my local point of view with a global touch!

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Climate work in Swedish cities
Today, the Swedish Society for Nature Conservation (SSNC) a report where the work with measures against climate changes were released. Through a questionnaire the organisation has constructed a Climate index and ranked the cities from this. In top, with the best work is Trollhattan followed by Lidkoping, Olofstrom and Karlstad among the 209 cities which have answered the questionnaire. The chairman of the SSNC says that if the government were aware of the work the Swedish cities are performing in the work against the climate changes they shouldn’t need to argue so much in the national climate delegation about the goal for how much decrease of carbon dioxide that should be the national goal. If you read Swedish, have a look at the link and you will know why.

Wednesday, March 05, 2008

Swedish debate about figures
The majority and the opposition in the Swedish Climate Committee couldn’t agree upon a common understanding about how many percentages of green house gases. Now the Minister of Environment, Andreas Carlgren has to negotiate with the colleagues in the Swedish Government about what to suggest in the government bill in autumn this year. It’s interesting to follow the numerical bids about the future decrease of emissions with all exceptions etc. You can see that the economists have taken place on the arena where the actions are discussed. Seriously, how many people can follow and see the implications of the proposals of percentages and years to fulfil the obligations?