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Mistra Carbon Exit

Pathways to Net Zero Greenhouse Gas Emissions in Supply Chains

“Mistra Carbon Exits aim is to identify and analyze the technical, economic and political opportunities and challenges for Sweden to reach the target of net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2045.”


The programme in short

Exiting the carbon society requires a transition with respect to virtually all industrial processes and their associated products and services. Mistra Carbon Exit takes on this challenge by focusing on opportunities and barriers for mitigating carbon emissions along the industry supply chains - from the input of raw materials, over primary and secondary activities, to the final products and services demanded by the end user.

The programme is designed to generate new knowledge and develop strategies that will enable Swedish society and Swedish companies to become front runners in offering low- or zero-carbon products and services.

In four industrial case studies we investigate the supply chains buildings, transportation infrastructure and transportation, covering at least 75 percent of Sweden’s CO2 emissions. Five academic work packages supports these case studies with a high level of cross-interaction.

  • Starting point
    • Paris agreement and Sweden’s climate target net zero emissions 2045.
    • Transformative scenarios
  • Consortium
    • The Mistra Carbon Exit consortium includes a broad representation actors of within industry, authorities and civil society: 10 academic centers, 16 companies, 1 municipality, 2 regions and 2 NGO:s. 
  • Main features
    • Supply chain focus. From base materials to products and services
    • Buildings, transportation infrastructure and transportation, including energy carriers and base materials
    • Interdisciplinary: technologies, policies and governance, behavior and markets
    • Case studies – close collaboration with end users. Supported by academic work packages
    • Close collaboration with industry, authorities and civil society: 10 academic centers, 16 companies, 1 municipality, 2 regions and 2 NGO:s
  • Budget
    • 82 MSEK over 4 years: 56 M from Mistra, 24 M from industry in the form of  in-kind