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Climate mitigation

There are many research projects at KTH aiming for climate mitigation in order to achieve a climate neutral, or even a climate negative, society. Climate neutrality must be achieved in all societal sectors, and need to speed up in order to reach the goals in the Paris agreement of under 1,5 degrees temperature increase.

Photo: Markus Spiske, Unsplash.

Here we will present ongoing research at KTH for climate mitigation. The page is still under construction.

Some focus areas are:

  • Industry
  • Residential
  • Transport
  • Land use


Development and improvement of microbial cell factories

Development and improvement of microbial cell factories such as yeast and Clostridium thermocellum, for sustainable biotechnological production of chemicals and fuels.

Industry Transition Roadmap Planner

An interactive tool that supports decision-makers in public and private sectors to design, develop, and implement industry transition roadmaps. Learn more about the project: Industry Transition Roadmap Planner (

Recovery of vanadium of high purity to be used in redox flow batteries and recovery of Sc for use in solid oxide fuel cells

Recycling of lithium ion batteries and recycling of magnet waste (permanent magnets used in wind turbines)


DEEPCONTROL – Discovering novel control strategies for turbulent wings through deep reinforcement learning

FLIGHT - Decreased CO2-emissions in flight-intensive organisations: from data to practice.

Learn more about the project: FLIGHT

HITS 2024 - Increase system efficiency in terms of increased use of vehicles and infrastructure.

This project aims to accelerate the development of an efficient and sustainable urban freight transport system.

Integrating Telia Crowd Insight-data (mobile telephone movement in the transport system) with CERO model

Learn more about the project: Telia launches service for determining CO2 emissions from road passenger transport (

Optimal electric vehicle charging schedules in energy communities

Learn more about the project: Chitchai Srithapon: Project

Smart City Concepts in Curitiba – low-carbon transport and mobility in a digital society

This project explores the transformational change needed to make urban transport and mobility more energy efficient, low-carbon and sustainable. Read more about the project: Smart City Concepts in Curitiba (

TREVOL (aircraft Trajectory analysis for Reduced EnVirOnmentaL impact)

This project is carried out within the Centre for Sustainable Aviation (CSA). The project aims to analyse and optimize aircraft trajectories for an environmental impact reduction from aviation in terms of gas emissions and noise. Learn more about the project: TREVOL


Personal carbon allowances revisited

Climate Talks

Climate talk Day 1: This is how KTH research contributes to reduced emissions

Published: November 17th, 2021

We present three KTH researchers whose research has great potential to contribute to emission reductions in areas of society that account for a large proportion of emissions. Lecturers: Jakob Kuttenkeuler, Kåre Gustafsson & Tove Malmqvist Stigell, Elisabeth Ekener och Mattias Höjer.

Language: Swedish


Climate talk day 2: This is how our climate footprints can be reduced

Published: November 17th, 2021

What do our climate footprints really look like now? What do they need to look like for us to achieve a climate-neutral society? And what would need to be done to get there? Lecturers: Jonas Åkerman, Karin Bradley

Language: Swedish

What is Climate mitigation?

As there is a direct relation between global average temperatures and the concentration of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere, the key for the solution to the climate change problem rests in decreasing the amount of emissions released into the atmosphere and in reducing the current concentration of carbon dioxide (CO2) by enhancing sinks (e.g. increasing the area of forests). Efforts to reduce emissions and enhance sinks are referred to as “mitigation”.

From United Nations Climate Change: