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Helping to climate proof the forestry sector

Mistra-SWECIA:s Lars Bärring collaborates with colleagues at Skogforsk to develop new production functions for Scots pine. The scientists take future warming trends into account when optimising the selection of Scots pine seedlings for forest regeneration.

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Learning from private sector adaptation in Scotland

A field trip by businesses and municipal officials from Skåne County, in southern Sweden, offered insights for Mistral-SWECIA research on how companies are addressing supply-chain risks.

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A fix for the climate (negotiations)

There is widespread consensus that the key driver of climate change is the emission of carbon. Mistra-SWECIAs John Hassler och Per Krusell shows in the economy blogg voxeu.org how a formula for the marginal damage of emissions can be constructed.

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Mistra-SWECIA meets Chinese Premier Li Keqiang

Just before Christmas Mistra-SWECIAs John Hassler, Per Krusell and Torsten Persson visited China, where they had an exclusive meeting with Premier Li Keqiang to discuss how China continues to develop economically and socially.

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The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change confirms climate change

The report "Climate Change 2013: The Physical Science Basis" confirms that climate change is real, substantial and long-term. The report can describe climate change with greater accuracy than previous reports.

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Taxation of fossil fuels

Mistra-SWECIAs John Hassler and Per Krusell, together with research colleagues Mikhail Golosov and Aleh Tsyvinsk, have written a paper on optimal taxation of fossil fuels soon to be published in the prestigious journal Econometrica.

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Awareness and understanding of adaptation

Academics advocating climate change adaptation, together with outside influences such as political pressure for adaptation responses and the negative effects of storm Gudrun in 2005, contributed to an increased general awareness and understanding of adaptation issues in the forestry sector. This …

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Believing and Seeing Implies Adapting

To communicate climate change and adaptation to stakeholders such as European forest owners is a challenge. A new study, lead by Kristina Blennow from the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU), shows the importance of two personal factors; when forest owners believe in and see the …

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Recent study shows reduced carbon uptake in northern latitudes

Nature's ability to take up carbon dioxide in soil and vegetation will be reduced in the future according to a new global study led by researchers associated with the Mistra-SWECIA programme. These results indicate that the impact will be greatest on the northern latitudes and during winter.
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Poverty and climate brought world-leading economists to Stockholm

World poverty and climate was on the agenda when the Institute for International Economic Studies, Stockholm University, gathered world leading economists at an international conference on September 5-8.

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