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The role of the state for a climate transition of the Swedish industry

In the project the state's role for climate transition in the process industry, we study how the four industries with largest emission of fossil greenhouse gases can radically reduce their emissions and how the state can stimulate this. The project is a mission from the Swedish Energy Agency and is conducted in collaboration between Rise, Chalmers University of Technology and Jönköping International Business School.

According to the Swedish Environmental Protection Agency's climate data, the industry currently accounts for 31 percent of Sweden's greenhouse gas emissions. A large part of these emissions come from energy- and CO2-intensive sectors in the industry. To achieve important emission reductions, new and more radical process and technologies and well-designed policy instruments that can stimulate technological development as well as demand for products produced with low emissions are required. The project focuses on the iron and steel industry, the cement industry, the refinery industry and the chemical industry, which cause the majority of fossil greenhouse gas emissions in the industry. The project identifies opportunities and challenges that each industry faces and draws conclusions on the role the states and other actors can play in stimulating a climate transition in these industries.


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RISE role in project

Project management and analysis

Project start


1 år

Total budget

2,9 MSEK


Chalmers University of Technology, Jönköping International Business School

Supports the UN sustainability goals

9. Industry, innovation and infrastructure
12. Responsible consumption and production