CONNECT’s Oscar Widerberg on Swedish national radio discussing climate action by companies

November 19, 2015 in News by Oscar Widerberg

On November 19th, Oscar Widerberg from IVM’s department for Environmental Policy Analysis (EPA) participated in a discussion on Swedish national radio (P1 Morgon) and news (Ekot) on the role of companies in tackling climate change. He highlighted some of the result from a report which he co-wrote together with Professor Philipp Pattberg on companies and climate action. The report will be launched at COP21 in Paris and is the result of a collaboration between IVM and the Swedish think tank Fores and their Reference Group for International Climate Policy. In the report, the authors note the great opportunity and potential positive contribution from climate action by companies but emphasize how little knowledge we have on their actual performance. They call for more stringent and streamlined monitoring frameworks, highlight the importance of identifying leaders and laggards, and inclusion of more companies from the global South.

You can listen to the full story here (in Swedish)