This report is a contribution to the discussion that has been ongoing within the EU ever since the UN Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen in December 2009. The starting-point for the analysis is that global warming has the potential to cause serious problems in the future. The report discusses the issue of whether international cooperation on measures aimed at significantly reducing the risk of serious climate change can be sufficiently rapidly mobilized. Its aim is to highlight the fact that that the EU is now at a major crossroads. All the climate policy decisions taken by the EU over the next few years will have a long-term impact. If the EU is convinced that global emission trends must be reversed in the very near future, it now faces a strategic choice in the wake of the Copenhagen Conference: Should it continue to pursue the same line of action it has taken for the last ten years? Or is it time for a major rethink? The report discusses an alternative to the international climate policy strategy pursued by the EU up until now.
The report is available in Swedish here
The report is available in English here
A newspaper article in Dagens Nyheter here
Editorial comment in Dagens Nyheter here
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