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About the Mistra Indigo program

At a time when national policies are not synchronized and many nations are responding to domestic concerns while continuing to search for ways to progress, climate policy internationally was during 2012-2015 at a crossroad and the need for support from high quality research into critical areas of climate policy was higher than ever.

In particular there was need to evaluate the then current policy initiatives and to identify pathways that might lead to the introduction of coordinated cost-effective policy instruments that could meet the long term needs.

The bottom up approach

The Mistra Indigo program was aimed at developing tools and instruments that in an internationally coordinated, cost-effective way could support climate efforts from “the bottom up", i.e. independent of international frameworks. All activities was built on the participating institutions' competence and past collaboration, while also directly responding to the current developments of climate policy in the international arena.

Mistra Indigo was financed by the Swedish Foundation for Strategic Environmental Research (Mistraexternal link, opens in new window) and  governed by a Swedish program board comprised of representatives of the public and private sectors as well as the academia.


Please read the Annual Report 2012 (in Swedish) for an overview of the program, or the brief summary in English.

Updated: 2016-03-21
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