FINANCIAL ASPECTS OF DECARBONISING
FINANCIAL ASPECTS OF DECARBONISING HARD-TO-ABATE SECTORS
Dr. Björn Nykvist
Research fellow at SEI
“What drives me in my research is the fact that climate change is the most important question of our times. Because the climate impact of the steel and cement industries as well as the transport sector is so big, I find it especially interesting to look at what it takes to help these sectors in their low-carbon transition.”
RESEARCH QUESTIONS INCLUDE:
- What are the financing needs to decarbonise heavy industry and heavy transport in Sweden?
- Are there viable business models for net-zero heavy industry and heavy road transport in Sweden?
- What are the obstacles to financing in the respective sectors and how do different combinations of technology and policy impact these obstacles?
- What creative financial innovation can be used to spread out investment by the state over time, and to facilitate risk-sharing between the public and private investors?