Anders L Höglund         MScEngPhys        Vice PresidentThe Swedish Sustainable  Economy Foundation        tssef.se
What feature does a bicycle and a JAS-   fighter plane have in common?                                                    ...
Obstacles on the path                      to sustainability          Political and democratical road blocks          We...
Conditions for an efficient                  and viable solution                 Sufficiently strong economic drivers    ...
Suggestions for an efficient and             sustainable solution       Flexible control fees as economic drivers for    ...
Why a control fee?     • Because it can be made adjustable and sufficient     • Because it can be made simple and efficien...
Why a repayment?           • To secure democratic acceptance           • To stimulate sustainable growth           • To ma...
Why a futures market?          • Because it is known, established and effective          • Because it has a proven hedging...
Problem areas for efficient use                 of control fees          CO2-emissions from fossil fuels          Harmfu...
Advantages and added value from            flexible control fees        •   Economic drivers for sustainability        •  ...
Risks and threats when the need for      stabilizing feedback is ignored                          Real estate bubbles    ...
Thank                                 You!                                                        12The Swedish Sustainabl...
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Flexible emissions fees 2011-09-15-2

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(In Swedish) presented at the Nordic Council of Minister's workshop on sustainable consumption and production, it gives a bakground to the idea of charging progressively more for substances and activities that pollute.

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  • Anders L Höglund born in 1948. A MScEngPhys degree from Chalmers University of Technology in 1978. Combustion research at Volvo Technology 1978 – 2003. Chief researcher at Cargine Engineering 2003 – present. Vice president of The Swedish Sustainable Economy Foundation since 1995. Active in environmental economics research since 1986.
  • Flexible emissions fees 2011-09-15-2

    1. 1. Anders L Höglund MScEngPhys Vice PresidentThe Swedish Sustainable Economy Foundation tssef.se
    2. 2. What feature does a bicycle and a JAS- fighter plane have in common? 2The Swedish Sustainable Economy Foundation – tssef.se
    3. 3. Obstacles on the path to sustainability  Political and democratical road blocks  Weak and insufficient economic drivers  Insecurity about suitable numbers and indicators  Insecurity about suitable control instruments  Too much focus on GNP-growth 3The Swedish Sustainable Economy Foundation – tssef.se
    4. 4. Conditions for an efficient and viable solution  Sufficiently strong economic drivers  Political and democratical acceptance  Means of hedging against risk  Internalization of externalities 4The Swedish Sustainable Economy Foundation – tssef.se
    5. 5. Suggestions for an efficient and sustainable solution  Flexible control fees as economic drivers for internalization of externalities in the economy  A sufficiently large repayment of the fee income for democratic acceptance  A futures market to reveal abatement costs and as an instrument to hedge against risk 5The Swedish Sustainable Economy Foundation – tssef.se
    6. 6. Why a control fee? • Because it can be made adjustable and sufficient • Because it can be made simple and efficient • Because it can be made transparent and traceable 6The Swedish Sustainable Economy Foundation – tssef.se
    7. 7. Why a repayment? • To secure democratic acceptance • To stimulate sustainable growth • To make the control fee budget neutral 7The Swedish Sustainable Economy Foundation – tssef.se
    8. 8. Why a futures market? • Because it is known, established and effective • Because it has a proven hedging function • Because it can reveal abatement costs 8The Swedish Sustainable Economy Foundation – tssef.se
    9. 9. Problem areas for efficient use of control fees  CO2-emissions from fossil fuels  Harmful emissions from vehicles  Depletion of non-renewable natural resources  Extraction of harmful metals and minerals  Production of harmful chemicals  Unsustainable use of fresh water resources 9The Swedish Sustainable Economy Foundation – tssef.se
    10. 10. Advantages and added value from flexible control fees • Economic drivers for sustainability • Increased purchasing power and benign demand • Increased investment and reduced unemployment • Acceptance thanks to repayment of fee income • Risk reduction thanks to fee futures markets 10The Swedish Sustainable Economy Foundation – tssef.se
    11. 11. Risks and threats when the need for stabilizing feedback is ignored  Real estate bubbles  Financial crises  Environmental degradation  Loss of resources  Systemic collapse  Large scale famine 11The Swedish Sustainable Economy Foundation – tssef.se
    12. 12. Thank You! 12The Swedish Sustainable Economy Foundation – tssef.se
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