Liberté ou confinement en temps de peste

It is still too early to draw conclusions about which national Corona pandemic strategies worked, and which did not. There is nevertheless a debate going on about which way is the right to handle it. Sweden’s unusual approach to fighting the pandemic goes against the mainstream and has attracted criticism both from within Sweden, but perhaps more so from other countries which are locking down public life to curb the outbreak. The differences between the Swedish approach and other countries might be overstated but certainly exist. In an article for Fondation Collège de France, Thomas Sterner shares his reflections over the Swedish approach. Read the article here (in French).

COVID response: Use public finances to support change

Earth Day is turning 50 years this year, celebrated with the theme of “Climate Action”. At the same time the world is in lock-down to avoid the spread of COVID-19 – and the climate debate has become quiet in the pandemic’s tracks. There are however good reasons not to forget the climate as we deal with the current health and economic crises.

New blog post on Nature Sustainability by Thomas Sterner, Thomas Kåberger, Estelle Cantillon and Claude Henry. Find the full post here.