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Fighting climate change requires radical changes to our economies, our politics, and ourselves.


There is the significant need for increased funding for research and development, and climate mitigation measures. One way of shoring up the funding is at the expense of fossil fuel subsidies. For every one dollar that is being invested in renewable energy, seven dollars are subsidizing fossil fuels.

Energy policy adviser Mikael Mikaelsson explains why fighting climate change requires new models of economic growth, how policy decisions can prioritize renewable technology over fossil fuels, and what mistakes environmentalists make when talking with a skeptical public.

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Mikael Mikaelsson

Dr. Mikael Allan Mikaelsson is a government adviser on science and innovation policy and international collaboration across Europe, in the area of low carbon energy.


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