in Sweden emit less greenhouse gas emissions than the amount that we have been awarded by the EUROPEAN union. Instead of selling the surplus production to other countries, the government has also decided that the allowances will be cancelled.
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– Swedish people's climate efforts will not be in vain, as it will be easier for someone else to let it out to someone else, say, the environment, and the klimatminister Isabella Lövin (MP).
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" that goes well with the conversion, it would rather constitute an act of unfair competition. It would not be a good thing for the us economy to other countries, the benefit from our reduction in emissions, by selling the allowances are low, " says Isabella.
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" it has such a large surplus of emission allowances in Europe, so the price has been very high.
in Total, about 11.7 million emission allowances will be cancelled at this time. Each allowance corresponds to one tonne of carbon dioxide, which means that it's more than the emissions from all of Sweden's cars and light-duty trucks per year.
the Allowances are to be cancelled is, on one hand, Sweden's surplus in the EU's so-called " ansvarsfördelningsbeslut (ESD) as well as the credits acquired under the Kyoto protocol.< Konfliktfråga
The latter is a konfliktfråga in the paris agreement. Many countries would like to be able to bring with her certified emission reductions from Kyoto protocol, into the future, the trading of emission reduction that is currently being negotiated in the Parisavtalets to in article 6. Sweden's position is that it should not be allowed.
" It's a very contentious issue. But, for our part, we will be there anyway, don't want, and we scrap them, " says Isabella.
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