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Six out of eight parties oppose the goals of the Paris Agreement

The two medals. Only the Left Party and the Green Party have a climate policy close to the goals of the Paris Agreement.

It shows a new analysis that was conducted jointly with several organizations, including the WWF and the Swedish Society for the Conservation of Nature.

Our youth realize that our politicians are not doing what science requires. Now all sides must step forward and be brave,” says Frieda Perry-Ecklund, a spokeswoman for Our Children’s Climate and co-founder of Klimatkollen.

Only the Left Party and the Green Party have a climate policy close to the 1.5-degree target of the Paris Agreement.

The rest of the parties fail – their carbon budget is too high.

“Every year that parties forgo responsibility, our children’s climate debt increases — we can’t accept that,” says Frieda Perry-Ecklund, a spokeswoman for Our Children’s Climate and co-founder of Klimatkollen, in a press release.

These numbers come from a survey conducted by Klimatkollen, the Research Network’s Office of Researchers, WWF, Our Children’s Climate and ClimateView, in collaboration with PwC and the Swedish Society for Conservation of Nature.

Encouragingly, four Parties have ambitions above Sweden’s current climate targets and two of them have ambitions that almost amount to a fairly distributed CO2 budget for Sweden, in accordance with the Paris Agreement target of 1.5 degrees. But now the ambitions must be put into practice, says Alasdair Skelton, professor of geochemistry and petrology at Stockholm University.

“The work must be sharpened”

If we are to be in line with the Paris Agreement target of 1.5 degrees, Sweden must emit approximately 170 million tons of carbon dioxide.

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Sweden’s current target is 335 million tons of carbon dioxide, more than double what the Paris Agreement requires.

The poll was conducted through a survey of all parliamentary parties, to which all but the moderates answered. Next, the answers were analyzed by the researchers.

– Fact-based policy must include both objectives and measures consistent with the Paris Agreement. Madeleine van der Veer, who is responsible for social policy at the WWF, says it is clear that all parties must now step up their work.

All parties except the moderates responded to the poll. Their results were calculated on the basis that they previously supported Sweden’s current climate goals.