September 14, 2022 at 13:00
Aula Magna, Stockholm University

The Bolin Centre Climate Arena is a safe, authorized, repeated space for stakeholders from all sectors to meet with climate scientists to co-create climate solutions for Sweden.

Humans add vast amounts of carbon dioxide to the atmosphere every year. This causes global warming which must be kept as low as possible to avoid passing critical planetary boundaries. The solution is to achieve carbon neutrality as soon as possible. Finding pathways to carbon neutrality is a “wicked problem”, meaning it is complex, controversial, rapidly changing and embedded in an environment of uncertainty and even misinformation. Recognizing this complexity and the need for immediate action, stakeholders from business and public sectors, from branch organizations and from charitable organizations meet with climate scientists from the Bolin Centre in a safe, authorized, repeated space to co-create solutions for a carbon neutral Sweden. In the arena, we face the most challenging questions together, head on and within a framework of mutual respect and trust. We do so in the form of workshops centered on questions such as:

  • How can we achieve carbon neutrality?
  • How can we calculate carbon footprints, transparently?
  • How can we handle scope 3 carbon emissions?
  • What is the potential for carbon capture storage?
  • How can organizations handle questions about carbon offsetting and climate investments?

The Bolin Centre Climate Arena is:

  • a meeting place for the co-creation of climate solutions for Sweden
  • attended by stakeholders from business and public sectors, branch, and charitable organizations
  • built on a framework of mutual respect and trust
  • A steppingstone towards carbon neutrality in Sweden.

This workshop will be about Institutional barriers and enablers to achieving climate neutrality.

All institutions – in the private and public sectors, civil society organizations, agencies – face different barriers and enablers in terms of reaching climate neutrality. In this workshop we aim to obtain a picture of the main barriers and enablers faced by the Climate Arena participants. As two examples, a barrier can perhaps be procurement requirements that do not allow organizations to choose the most climate-friendly alternative. An enabler could be policies that provide subsidies for climate-friendly travel.

During the workshop, we well map out the landscape of barriers and enablers for our participants from different sectors and explore the degree to which these sectors have shared or different advantages and limitations, and what can be done to remove the barriers to climate neutrality.

Please kindly confirm your participation before September 9th by filling out this form.

Contact information

Visiting addresses:

Geovetenskapens Hus,
Svante Arrhenius väg 8, Stockholm

Arrheniuslaboratoriet, Svante Arrhenius väg 16, Stockholm (Unit for Toxicological Chemistry)

Mailing address:
Department of Environmental Science
Stockholm University
106 91 Stockholm

Press enquiries should be directed to:

Stella Papadopoulou
Science Communicator
Phone +46 (0)8 674 70 11