the UN climate conference in Katowice showed with all desirable clarity that it is needed in countries who can show that the growth of prosperity and fossilfrihet is possible to reconcile the. Sweden has a blockövergripande goal to be climate neutral by 2045, and independent of the government who will have the task to implement a policy that makes that the goal is reached.
the Industry has developed roadmaps for fossil-fuel-free competitiveness in the context of the zero carbon Sweden and is willing to be with and drive progress, but then need the next government to quickly take the decision to allow such a transformation. We offer a unique chance to support the transformation in a way that is both beneficial to the climate and competitiveness. The conditions to achieve the goal is good.
recent years have changed in character. It's no longer just about the environment but are now an important part of Sweden's industrial and export policies. Therefore, Sweden should invest in transformational solutions so that we can be a permanent world's fair for new technologies.
With a wise and well-balanced climate policy, Sweden has a chance to influence other countries by showing the positive relationship between fossilfrihet and prosperity development.
According to the nine roadmaps can, for example, the steel to be zero carbon by 2045, the building and construction sector to halve emissions by 2030, the first mine to be completely electrified 2035 and the flight zero carbon 2045 to name a few of our own goals. It is, however, no unconditional promises from our side, but it is based on the parliament takes the decision that enables the implementation of the roadmaps will be implemented. This is a new, reverse the order of where the business goes before and the policy has been difficult to keep up with. Here are our nine demands on the new government:1.
The most important prerequisite for the industry to become fossil-free access to fossil-free electricity. It needs a lot more electricity than today, when several industries and transport increases their electricity use. The state and the Swedish energy agency should develop a elektrifieringsstrategi showing the power supply system can ensure the stable effekttillgång and sufficient network capacity at competitive prices.2.
Industriklivet should be developed and strengthened. To make big technological leaps as zero carbon steel, or to develop carbon-neutral cement is the risky projects in an open economy. Even if there are funds to research and pilot plants is also needed government support in order to reduce the risk at the uppskalningen of the technology. There is a need for a direct financial support and not just tax deductions, as these spin-offs new företagskonsortier often do not have any tax to deduct. Today Industriklivet 300 million to distribute per year and should at least be tripled in order to support the transformation in several sectors of industry in very short period of time.3.
Klimatklivet should be retained and developed to become more relevant also for the exporting industry, for example, investment and upscaling of new technologies for the production of biofuels. 70 per cent of the payments have gone into the business world and have been important especially for small and medium-sized enterprises.4.
development of a CCUS strategy (Carbon capture, utilisation and storage). According to the IPCC, we need to zero our emissions and also sequester and store carbon for a long time.
to get to the large investments in CCUS technology, Sweden should quickly develop a strategy, and resolve the international rules which today prevents a close cooperation with Norway, which has the ability to store carbon dioxide in old oil fields.5.
the Permitting must be more predictable, efficient and legally certain if industry is to be set. Lengthy but above all unsafe processes complicate the central investment decisions in capital-intensive activities such as power generation and mining. The Swedish environmental protection agency report (Ds 2018:38) shows that the potential for the efficiency of both public authorities and companies. Should long-term klimatstrategiska action to be taken within the basic industry must, inter alia, regulatory framework become clearer, in order not to jeopardise companies ' ability to survive and develop. For example, the ability to get the modification status for an existing activity is facilitated.6.
Add a bio-economic approach with a focus on raw materials from agriculture and forestry to ensure increased share of bioenergy and renewable materials in society, including in the packaging, which today is based on fossil fuels. A strategy in which supply, demand and policy linked to the corporate risks of falls and investment increases. Several roadmaps shows that the demand for biofuels will increase dramatically and therefore there is a need for increased investment in biorefineries in Sweden. Today it is used about 17 TWh of biofuels and likely needed at least double if Sweden is to achieve the transport sector's climate target of a 70 per cent reduction of greenhouse gas emissions to 2030.7.
Implement the proposed godsstrategin. Godstransportpolitiken has been neglected for many years and now it is important that the large investments undertaken to facilitate trade. Examples of key measures in the strategy are increased incentives for the maritime and rail transport, to cargo trains, and the trucks are allowed to be heavier and longer, to isbrytningen anslagsfinansieras and omlastningsstöd between the various modes of transport.8.
public procurement is about 700 billion must be used to purchase fossil-fuel-free and climate-neutral services and goods so that we as possible before get paid for the large risky investments as we implement.9.
the State must develop measures to reduce the risk for those who invest in transformational solutions. For example, it can be about investeringskrediter that some forms of guaranteed prices in connection to the auctioning of various industrikoncessioner similar to that found for vindkraftsetableringar in many countries.
in a borderless economy and has been for a long time managed to balance the environmental requirements of the industry so that it benefited both the technology development and competitiveness. Therefore, Sweden has, today, also several of the world's most energy-efficient and climate-friendly industrial companies.
This has been possible through a close and constructive cooperation between the industry, the trade union movement, the authorities and politicians. It is thanks to this cultural capital that Sweden also has the potential to become one of the world's first fossil-free välfärdsländer. We must succeed in uniting our efforts to tackle climate change, with increased competitiveness in order to become a good international example.
With a wise and well-balanced climate policy, Sweden has a chance to influence other countries by showing the positive relationship between fossilfrihet and prosperity development. Just so we can get to an international competition to rapidly become fossil-free. It is our hope!