Research

Mistra invests in research aimed at solving key environmental problems and promoting Sweden’s future competitiveness. Mistra’s research programmes are conducted in a close dialogue with companies, public agencies and other users, to ensure that research findings are put to practical use.  

The fundamental aim of this call for funding applications is to help bring about plant cultivation and animal husbandry that are both more efficient and environmentally sustainable. Strategies, new technology and control instruments that can boost yield while reducing environmental impact are needed. The call includes aquaculture, as well as agriculture and horticulture.

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What is the challenge? The geopolitical importance of the Arctic and other northern areas today is greater than ever. Interest in how natural resources are used is growing tremendously because of climate change. Political activity has intensified and there is a focus on new technology for exploiting natural resources. How can sustainable, peaceful development take […]

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  • Programtid: 2014–2018
  • Finansiering: Mistra is investing SEK 30 million and the partners (universities) included in the programme are providing co-funding of SEK 7.5 million. Besides Umeå University, the other programme partners are KTH Royal Institute of Technology, the Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI) and the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI).
  • Programvärd: Arctic Research Centre at Umeå University (ARCUM).

Mistra Carbon Exit will analyse both the technical and the commercial conditions for achieving net zero emissions, as well as studying policy instruments and behavioural issues.

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  • Programtid: 2017-2021
  • Finansiering: Mistra is investing SEK 56 million of a total programme budget of SEK 81.4 million, with the remainder coming from partner organisations.
  • Programvärd: IVL Swedish Environmental Research Institute

“Climate change has global and political impacts, in terms of energy, food, water and migration. It presents us with transboundary challenges, and to meet them boundary-crossing research is required. Mistra Geopolitics is designed to achieve that.” Lena Ek, former Minister for the Environment and MEP, and a member of the Mistra Geopolitics steering group

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  • Programtid: 2017-2020
  • Finansiering: Mistra is investing SEK 48 million, with an additional SEK 10 million from other sources of funding.
  • Programvärd: Stockholm Environment Institute

KEY CONTRIBUTIONS TO GLOBAL CLIMATE POLICY For international efforts to combat climate change to succeed, the world’s countries must be able to agree on how to regulate global emissions of greenhouse gases and support climate adaptation and technology transfer in developing countries. Cliporehas provided valuable scientific documentation for various purposes. These include negotiations in the […]

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WHAT IS THE CHALLENGE? It has become evident that global warming is currently the most serious threat to the environment. Anthropogenic emissions of CO2 are the largest contributor to the problem. Because a large share of CO2 emissions comes from transportation, measures must be taken in this sector. Emission reductions can be achieved, for example, […]

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  • Programtid: 2006–2014
  • Finansiering: Mistra 20 MSEK
  • Programvärd: Volvo Technology AB

Programme ended 2013.

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  • Programtid: 2011-2013
  • Finansiering: Mistra 38 MSEK
  • Programvärd: The Swedish Polar Research Secretariat

Instrument Design for Global Climate Mitigation

WHAT IS THE CHALLENGE? International climate policy is at a crossroads. Although some progress was made at the latest UN climate talks it is doubtful whether, in the next few years, a legally binding international agreement on far-reaching emission reductions along the lines of the Kyoto Protocol is attainable. At a time when different countries’ […]

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  • Programtid: 2012 - 2015
  • Finansiering: Mistra 24,5 MSEK
  • Programvärd: IVL Svenska Miljöinstitutet

Programme ended 2003.

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  • Programtid: 1996–2003
  • Finansiering: Mistra SEK 69 million, Swedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute (SMHI) SEK 17.8 million. Other financiers SEK 1.7 million.
  • Programvärd: SMHI

Programme ended 2008.

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  • Programtid: 2006–2008
  • Finansiering: Mistra SEK 30 million.
  • Programvärd: Trivector AB

Programme ended in 2004

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  • Programtid: 1996-2004
  • Finansiering: Mistra SEK 75 million. The Swedish National Energy Administration SEK 75 million.
  • Programvärd: Uppsala University