How do think tanks shape climate policy?

How much influence do Nordic think tanks have on global climate negotiations and climate policy? In a new project, researchers intend to find out.



“Big money is being invested in wetlands – without thinking about follow-up”

Throughout Sweden, wetlands are being restored with the hope of increasing biodiversity, sequestering carbon and reducing eutrophication. But what do we really know about the effects of wetland restoration?

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Food & agriculture

Vitamin D a challenge in climate-smart food

Vitamin D is found naturally in fish and dairy products, foods that we need to consume less of in a climate-smart world. But how should we eat to safeguard the environment while preventing vitamin D deficiency? In a new project, researchers intend to find the answers.


Industry & Energy

How electricity can get cheaper in the future

Electricity prices are soaring to all-time highs this winter, and warnings of the potential power cuts needed to keep the system in balance loom large. At Dalarna University, researchers know a way to make electricity cheaper and its supply more reliable.


Major budget reductions for environmental monitoring in 2023

Budget cuts in environmental monitoring come at a time when global requirements are increasing. Sweden is already being threatened with fines for inadequate monitoring of lakes and watercourses.



“Sustainability is about our relationships”

Why aren’t leaders or citizens doing enough to address the climate crisis? One answer is that an outer transformation of politics, technologies and behaviours is not enough. According to researchers, we also need to be aware of the inner causes of the crisis.


Social sustainability

“Equal societies are more peaceful”

Uppsala researcher Erik Melander has shown that there is a connection between gender equality and peace. He is monitoring developments in Ukraine and believes that Russian women can have an impact on how long the Putin regime can continue its invasion.