EKN’s and SEK’s Scientific climate council

The Scientific Climate Council, a group of academic experts, provides advisory support to EKN and SEK to assist aligning the Swedish export finance system with the Paris Agreement’s 1.5°C goal.

The climate council’s work focuses on the impact that export finance has on global GHG emissions. Moreover, the climate council is a vital knowledge resource and a discussion partner for EKN and SEK concerning fundamental strategic policy positions. The council has no operational role in individual business transactions.

Examples of topics that could be addressed in the climate council include how commitments of countries and companies are updated and how the IPCC’s reports should impact the direction of both Swedish and international export finance systems. Another example is the role of natural gas for the energy transition in low- and middle-income countries.

Scientists in the climate council

  • Måns Nilsson, Executive Director at SEI and Adjunct Professor in Environmental Strategies Research at the Royal Institute of Technology
  • Max Åhman, Associate Professor in Environmental and Energy Systems studies at Lund University
  • Tomas Kåberger, Professor at Chalmers and former Director General of Swedish Energy Agency
  • Anna Krook-Riekkola, Associate Professor in Energy Science at Luleå University of Technology

Web page last updated 17 Nov 2021