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World Congress of Environmental and Resource Economists, Gothenburg


  • School of Business, Economics and Law 1 Vasagatan Göteborg, Västra Götalands län, 411 24 Sweden (map)
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Welcome to the Mistra Carbon Exit session "Future transports in a climate neutral world: knowledge gaps and needed policies" on the 26th of June, 13:45-15:15 pm.

Read more and register at the WCERE website

Mistra Carbon Exit session 26th of June:
Future transport in a climate neutral world: knowledge gaps and needed policies

A future with net zero greenhouse gas emissions poses a joint challenge for policy makers and the transport and car industry. The transport system is currently witnessing several emerging trends that may either help or hinder the transition to zero CO2 emissions. Electrified vehicles are already taking a larger share of new vehicle registrations, while car sharing is on the rise in some urban areas. Looking ahead, automation is pointed out as the next big transport revolution. These three trends give rise to opportunities that may steer the transport system towards a higher degree of energy efficiency and a reduction of congestion if potential synergies are exploited. However, they also imply many challenges since the marginal cost of transporting goods and people may be significantly reduced leading to an enhanced demand for transport and increasing problems with urban sprawl, congestion and energy use. These new challenges and opportunities need to be better understood from an economic and behavioral perspective so that business models and policy strategies can be designed in a way that make use of the opportunities and avoid the major potential problems.

Session program 13:45 - 15:15

  • Introduction: Lars Zetterberg (Senior Scientist and Director Business Development and Marketing, IVL and Program Director Mistra Carbon Exit)
  • Global transport challenges and how autonomous vehicle may influence those. Daniel Johansson (Associate Professor, Physical Resource Theory Chalmers)
  • Electrification, automation and shared mobility – the potential for synergies. Frances Sprei (Associate Professor, Physical Resource Theory Chalmers)
  • Long-term strategies for meeting transport, resource and climate challenges. Niklas Gustafsson (Chief Sustainability Officer, Head of Sustainability & Public Affairs at Volvo Group, AB Volvo)
  • Transport, resource and climate solutions: What role can an automaker play. Axel Edh (Senior Strategic Advisor Environment, Volvo Cars)
  • Urban policies and planning towards environmentally effective transport futures Malin Andersson (Head of Department  –  Development and International Affairs, Uran Transport Administration, ‎City of Gothenburg)
  • Panel discussion och open questions

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Mistra Carbon Exit is co-hosting this five-day congress that takes place at the School of Business, Economics and Law, which is part of the University of Gothenburg, Sweden. 

Chair of the Scientific Program Committee is Thomas Sterner from the University of Gothenburg and fellow researcher in Mistra Carbon Exit. Thomas is also on the Local Organizing Committee together with Chief Operating Officer Åsa Löfgren, University of Gothenburg and fellow researcher in Mistra Carbon Exit.

The congress, is organized by the Department of Economics at the School of Business, Economics and Law at University of Gothenburg. The conference is organized in collaboration with the Faculty of Social Science and other research groups and departments in Gothenburg.

Read more and register at the WCERE website