World leaders and experts are gathering in Dubai for the UN climate summit COP28. It is looking increasingly unlikely that the 1.5-degree target from the 2015 Paris Agreement will be achieved. Scientists now estimate that the Earth is heading for a warming of 3 degrees, compared to pre-industrial times.
Just over two years ago, Agenda made a special broadcast about the climate. Since then, a lot has happened in the area of climate policy. Therefore, Agenda once again invites researchers, experts, and politicians for a special program with a climate focus.
Agenda Special: The climate challenge is not a debate – we choose to question the eight parties in the Riksdag about their proposals on how Sweden should reduce emissions and live up to decided climate goals.
In the first half of the programme, the focus is on what the EU's climate goals mean for Sweden and how emissions from the transport sector and agriculture can be reduced. In the second half of the programme, we address the transition for two of Sweden's major industries: forestry and steel.
The Agenda editorial team has talked to a number of researchers and experts in various specialist areas. Subsequently, the editors have invited some of those who are considered to have extensive knowledge in their field.
In the program, we ask researchers to answer questions such as: How fast is climate change happening? What emissions does Sweden need to reduce in order to meet the EU's targets? Which measures are most effective? How can electricity production be increased? How does the forest provide the most climate benefit?
Politicians are questioned
The Minister for Climate Change and the climate policy spokespersons of the other seven parliamentary parties will also participate in the programme. In other words, they will not be debating with each other, but will be questioned about their parties' proposals in the various areas.
In order to deepen the understanding of each part, not all parties participate at the same time, but four parties at a time. In each round, the parties are combined to provide a breadth of perspectives and proposals on each issue.