Siv Ericsdotter is Head of the BalticSTERN Secretariat which coordinates international research with the purpose of doing cost-benefit analyses regarding the environmental problems of the Baltic Sea and give guidance towards cost-effective measures and policy instruments.
The international research network is named the Baltic STERN where STERN stands for System Tools and Ecologic-economic-evaluation - a Research Network. The research is inspired by the economic analyses regarding climate change that Nicholas Stern did for the British Prime minister in 2006.
The assignment originates from a request by the Ministers of the Environment in Sweden and Finland to obtain an analysis of costs of action as well as inaction with regard to the environmental problems facing the Baltic Sea.
The BalticSTERN secretariat will also make contributions to the working group for socio-economic analysis under the Marine Strategy Framework Directive within EU. This group is co-chaired by Sweden (through EPA) and UK.
A final final report will be written by 2012.
Previous work experiences
- Employments at Swedish Competition Authority and Swedish National Audit Office.
- Different positions within the Ministry for the Environment since 1988. Responsible for economic instruments, EU- coordinator, negotiations on EU membership. Executive director Swedish Ecocycle Commission 1993-1998. Executive director Swedish Environmental Advisory Council 1998- 2008. Head of Secretariat in Overview of the Swedish System for Environmental Quality Objectives 2008-09.
Bachelor of Science, Stockholm School of Economics. Academic degrees in Social Anthropology and Economic History.