IVL’s Tomas Rydberg in the Advisory group for Sustainable Consumption

Wednesday, 14 March, 2018

The Government has appointed an advisory group to the Consumer Agency’s work on sustainable consumption. IVL researcher and LCA expert Tomas Rydberg is one of ten members.

Tomas Rydberg has extensive experience of life cycle assessments and measurement of product environmental performance. He has been engaged in Swedish Life Cycle Center during several years in research projects and working groups.

Other members come from academia, business, civil society and the municipal sector.

It was in March last year that the government gave an assignment to the Swedish Consumer Agency to set up and provide a forum for environmental friendly consumption. In support of the Swedish Consumer Agency for the implementation of the assignment, an advisory group is now being appointed. The initiative is part of the government’s strategy for sustainable consumption.

“I am convinced that the Consumer Agency and the Environment Consumption Forum will receive a lot of support in the form of valuable knowledge and practical experience,”
said Minister of Consumer Affairs, Per Bolund, in the government’s press release.

Below are the members of the advisory group:

Tech. Dr. Tomas Rydberg, IVL Swedish Environmental Institute

Professor Fredrik Carlsson, University of Gothenburg, Department of Economics and Statistics

Professor Björn Sandén, Chalmers University of Technology

Head of Department Gunilla Elsässer, World Nature Fund (WWF)

The landlord Louise Ungerth, consultant, former consumer association of Stockholm

Environmental Officer Fredrik Bäck, Swedish Municipalities and County Council (SKL)

Kanslichefen Maria Sandow, Svensk Handel Stil

Project Manager Caroline Ankarcrona, Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Science (IVA)

Nature Specialists and Meteorologist Pär Holmgren, Länsförsäkringar

Noura Berrouba, Board member of Swedish Youth Organizations (LSU) and European Youth Parliament (EYP)


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Text: Ulrika Georgsson