In 2017 the Swedish parliament adopted a new climate policy framework that lays the foundations for an ambitious decarbonization of all sectors in Swedish society.

In order to live up to the Paris Agreement’s objective to keep global mean warming well below 2 degrees Celsius, the parliament decided that Sweden should arrive at net zero emissions of greenhouse gases by year 2045 and thereafter aim for net negative emissions. The aim of this project is to understand how this transformative vision is imagined and narrated by people whose lives and livelihoods are entangled with fossil fuel production systems. We will explore the stories told about the fossil free society by industrial workers and local citizen groups and hereby interrogate how Sweden’s climate policy agenda is imbricated in the (re)making of subjects, places, and conditions of life.

Research Leader: Eva Lövbrand