Apr 21, 2022
Infrastructure projects benefit society to a great extent but also involve costs for the people living close by. Hence, it is not uncommon that projects enjoying broad support in society as a whole, such as building more renewable energy, face strong local opposition. What are the costs of such opposition? How can these costs be measured and what do they tell us? And how are we to compensate those living nearby?
Emmyly Bönfors, member of the City Council for the Centre Party and chair of the Commission for Environment and Climate in the City of Gothenburg
Anders Frimert, member of Parliament for the Social Democratic Party and deputy member of the Committee on Industry and Trade
Stephen Jarvis, associate professor of environmental economics at the Department of Geography and Environment at the London School of Economics and Political Science and author of the report Is NIMBYism Standing in the Way of the Clean Energy Transition?
Erik Lundin, researcher tied to the program Sustainable Energy Transition at the Institute of Industrial Economics (IFN)
Maria Röske, CEO of BayWa r.e.
The seminar is presented in English and chaired by Angelica Dahl, project manager at SNS.