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Title [sv]
Energiscenarier och rättvisa – en fallstudie av Sverige
Title [en]
Energy scenarios and justice – a case study of Sweden
Abstract [sv]

Projektet avser att bidra till den vetenskapliga debatten om hur rättviseaspekter kan inkluderas vid konstruktion och bedömning av långsiktiga energiscenarier. Det utgörs av två delprojekt.

Det första kommer att genomföras under 2020 och består i en undersökning av hur rättvisefrågor uppmärksammas inom nutida svensk energipolitik. En analys av politiska dokument kommer att genomföras samt intervjuer med politiker och tjänstemän på nationell och regional nivå.

Det andra delprojektet kommer att genomföras under 2021–2023 och består i en analys av hur metoder för konstruktion av energiscenarier kan förbättras för att på ett mer systematiskt och genomtänkt sätt ta hänsyn till rättvisefrågor. Den empiriska utgångspunkten kommer att vara fokusgrupper som genomförs på regional och nationell nivå.

Abstract [en]

The project will contribute to the scientific debate of how issues of justice can be considered in a more systematic manner in connection with the construction and evaluation of energy scenarios. The project is divided into two work packages.

The first will be conducted during 2020 and is a study of how issues of justice are recognized within contemporary Swedish energy politics, built on an analysis of policy documents and interviews with politicians and civil servants.

The second will be conducted during 2021-2022 and aims to develop methods for how issues of justice can be considered in connection with energy scenario construction through a series of focus groups at the regional and national level.

Publications (2 of 2) Show all publications
Melin, A. & Magnusdottir, G. L. (2023). Energiscenarier och rättvisa: Sammanfattning och policyrekommendationer. Malmö: Malmö universitet
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Energiscenarier och rättvisa: Sammanfattning och policyrekommendationer
2023 (Swedish)Report (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Malmö: Malmö universitet, 2023. p. 10
energiscenarier rättvisa
National Category
Social Sciences Interdisciplinary
Research subject
Sustainable studies
urn:nbn:se:mau:diva-64293 (URN)
Swedish Energy Agency, 48463-1
Available from: 2023-12-12 Created: 2023-12-12 Last updated: 2023-12-13Bibliographically approved
Baard, P., Melin, A. & Magnusdottir, G. L. (2023). Justice in energy transition scenarios: Perspectives from Swedish energy politics. Etikk i praksis
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Justice in energy transition scenarios: Perspectives from Swedish energy politics
2023 (English)In: Etikk i praksis, ISSN 1890-3991, E-ISSN 1890-4009Article in journal (Refereed) Epub ahead of print
Abstract [en]

In this article we justify why justice ought to be considered in scenarios of energy transitions, stipulate what dimensions should reasonably be considered, and investigate whether such considerations are taken in Swedish parliamentary debates on energy policies. Through interviews we investigated how Swedish parliamentary politicians think through justice in energy transitions, providing a practical perspective. We conclude that while there is some overlap between minimal conditions for energy justice and the issues brought forward by Swedish politicians,several issues are omitted. Examples include procedural justice and recognizing Sámi interests. On the other hand, principles of energy justice omit economic issues, which are however often brought up by respondents. It can be argued that justice issues, and not only the technical and economic issues that currently dominate the political debate, should be considered in energy transitions. It is therefore unfortunate that questions about justice are not adequately recognized by Swedish members of parliament, as outlined here by interview results. Stronger conclusions would require more empirical work, but the article points out several discrepancies between the topics discussed in the research literature on energy policies, and the topics discussed by elected parliamentarians having a specific focus on energy policies.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) Library, 2023
Energy justice, energy transitions, Swedish energy policies, climate justice
National Category
Research subject
Global politics
urn:nbn:se:mau:diva-64634 (URN)10.5324/eip.v17i2.5026 (DOI)001167374200003 ()
Available from: 2023-12-20 Created: 2023-12-20 Last updated: 2024-03-26Bibliographically approved
Project OfficerMelin, Anders
Co-InvestigatorMagnusdottir, Gunnhildur Lily
Coordinating organisation
Malmö University
2020-01-01 - 2022-12-31
DiVA, id: project:3059

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