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Den svenska regeringens förvirrade klimatarbete
Växjö University, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, School of Social Sciences.
2006 (Swedish)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The aim of this study is to clarify the Swedish government’s purpose of participating in the

European Union Emission Trading Scheme. Taking as its departure point state-centric

international political economy this study presents three plausible hypotheses on what the

purpose might be. Either it is to promote consumers interests, or to promote the Swedish

national climate goal “Reduced impact on climate”, or to promote the profit of Swedish

companies. The study sets out to test the hypotheses through four different methods in order

to disprove them. Through a text analysis of four different government proposals, through a

questionnaire sent out to 98 companies included in the Swedish National Allocation Plan,

through an interview with a ministerial civil servant and through a game theoretical matrix

based on the government’s own preferences.

The conclusion should be of interest to industry, environmentalists, politicians as well as to

journalists and scientists. From a theoretical point of view the conclusion explains the reason

for priorities and setting of rules by the government within energy politics as well as within

climate politics. The study concludes that the climate is priority number one and industry is

priority number two and this explains why, according to an industrial spokesperson, industrial

interests are not being met to a full extent. However the tide may turn in the future if the

government decides to include carbon dioxide sinks in the Emission Trading Scheme. The

government believes that storing carbon dioxide for a limited amount of time is worse than

reducing actual emissions.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2006. , p. 60
Series
Rapport: Institutionen för samhällsvetenskap, Växjö universitet, ISSN 1401-6346
Keywords [en]
Emission Trading
Keywords [sv]
Handel med utsläppsrätter, Kyoto, flexibla mekanismer, klimat
National Category
Political Science (excluding Public Administration Studies and Globalisation Studies)
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URN: urn:nbn:se:vxu:diva-631OAI: oai:DiVA.org:vxu-631DiVA, id: diva2:206945
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Available from: 2006-06-09 Created: 2006-06-09 Last updated: 2018-01-13Bibliographically approved

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