The Stockholm Initiative is a politically and economically independent non-profit organization with the ambition to examine the basis of current and planned climate policies and their political and economical consequences. The Stockholm Initiative shall contribute to an open and rational debate regarding climate policy issues related to climate change. Political decisions related to such issues should be based in sound and verifiable science rather than fear, disinformation and sensationalism.
- To have the climate, energy, and environmental policies of EU and Sweden based on critical review and earlier experiences.
- To scrutinize circumstances and side effects for industry and consumers in Sweden and EU regarding political positions and priorities regarding ongoing and planned policies for reducing carbon dioxide emissions, but also for bio fuels and wind power.
- To expose general side effects of ongoing and planned climate policies such as environmental damage, and starvation and poverty in developing countries.
- Governmental support for streamlining and renewal within the areas of climate, energy and environment should be research and development and investing in infrastructure rather than taxes, subsidies and regulations.
- On the short term, to have the EU at COP15 in Copenhagen defer binding commitments which will worsen the economic crisis
Points for media
- Contemporary climate changes are neither unique nor alarming.
- No relation between carbon dioxide concentrations and climate changes has been verified.
- There is no scientific consensus regarding the role of carbon dioxide as a dominant climate driver.
- The climate models on which the climate alarms are based are of no value for making predictions.
- Ongoing and planned climate policies have catastrophic side effects such as environmental damage, starvation and poverty for the world's poorest.
The Stockholm Initiative is organized with a board of directors (presently four persons) and an advisory board (presently 14 persons). See "Who we are".