About the project
If one is serious about meeting the climate goals that Sweden, as well as most other countries, has committed to, such as the Paris Agreement and the Sustainable Development Goals, then we’re in the beginning of a large-scale energy-industrial transition, or perhaps one should say revolution, considering how extensive it is. All activities associated with greenhouse gas emissions must be decarbonised, that is, replaced with low-carbon alternatives. This involves transforming how we produce electricity, cement and steel, reorienting the food production and the transport sector. More or less all sectors of the economy must be transformed to get us to the carbon neutral future we want.
What will then happen to all those people who now have an interest in the status quo? That is, those who work in coal mines and oil refineries, those who have invested in or have a stake in the carbon economy – by owning a diesel car or working at an airport – as well as those who live on or use land that is considered ideal for development of wind power.
It is of the essence that the transition happens as soon and fast as possible. But for that to happen, climate policies must be perceived as fair by those whose interests are implicated. In this project, we investigate the moral grounds of the perceived unfairness of the transition to a low-carbon future. We are doing this together with those hainvg a complaint against the transition and we are doing it to jointly produce the knowledge required for designing fair climate policies.