Sveriges regeringen har ett viktigt beslut att fatta – antingen godkänna försäljningen av de enorma brunkolstillgångarna ägt av de statligt ägda Vattenfall, eller se till att det stannar i marken. För evigt.

Detta beslut kommer att vara avgörande för Sveriges åtagande att tackla klimatförändringar.


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I Paris, för mindre än  6 månader sedan, lovade Sveriges politiker att skydda oss från klimatkrisen genom att hålla den globala uppvärmningen under 1.5 grader. Att leva upp till de klimatlöftena betyder att det svenska kolet stannar i marken, för alltid, ”inte att det säljs till samvetslösa miljardärer så att de kan bränna det för att tjäna snabba pengar!

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Uppmana Sverige att hålla sitt klimatlöfte och vårt kol i marken – för alltid. Sverige måste ta ansvar för Vattenfalls arbetare genom att stoppa affären till EPH och försäkra om en rättvis omställning till hållbara arbeten.

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Vattenfall is 100% state-owned and the Swedish government can determine the direction of Vattenfall. Since Vattenfall is one of Europe’s largest energy companies, their efforts are significant for our climate and our planet. The most important thing would be to start phasing out the lignite that Vattenfall owns in Eastern Germany which today releases more carbon than all of Sweden. Instead the government are now debating whether to approve the sale of Vattenfall to EPH, an unscrupulous Czech company that will burn the coal for short-term profit, with a disastrous impact on the climate and for Vattenfall’s workers who need a clear plan for a transition to sustainable, long-term jobs.   We can and must make sure the lignite instead stays in the ground.
Lignite is the very dirtiest fuel you’ll find, and its combustion is far more polluting than both oil and gas. A coal power plant that is powered by lignite releases more than three times as much carbon dioxide as a gas fuelled plant. According to climate scientists 80% of all coal, oil and gas must be left in the ground if we are to stop climate disaster.
Scientists who have studied the total fossil fuel reserves globally have concluded that 89% of Europe’s coal must stay in the ground. If the Swedish government sells Vattenfall the new owners will simply keep digging up and burning the coal. The only responsible course of action is to heed the scientific warnings and keep the coal in the ground.
 This decision will define Sweden’s leadership and commitment to tackling climate change.If the government chooses to phase out Vattenfall’s lignite power plants, it would mean a larger improvement for the planet than if all Swedish citizens stop using oil, petrol and other fossil fuels entirely.It would dramatically decrease all of Europe’s climate impact, improve people’s health and leave room for investments in renewable energy. But if Sweden sells the coal, the buyers are very likely to continue with business as usual – resulting in zero climate benefit and further climate destruction.
Over the last few decades, Vattenfall has bought businesses that have been bad both for the climate and its finances. Instead of investing in the fuels of the past, and leaving someone else to clean up the mess they are causing, the real solution for Vattenfall now lies in phasing out their lignite operations. A 2030 coal phase out plan is needed to show how Vattenfall’s lignite operations can make a just transition away from coal, that takes into account both the needs of the planet and its workers.


In Numbers

100% of Vattenfall is owned by the Swedish state.
89% of Europe’s coal must stay in the ground if we are to stay below 2 degrees of global warming.
5 new lignite mines could be opened if Vattenfall sells its lignite.
1.2 billion tonnes of carbon emissions if Vattenfall’s lignite reserves are burned.
82% Swedes want their politicians and policy makers to do more to mitigate climate change.
3,500 people facing forced relocations if Vattenfall coal mine is expanded in Lusatia region