Introduction to the first panel discussion

Göran Persson, former Managing director of the Mistra foundation

Following Svante Odéns article in Dagens Nyheter in October 1967 where he stated that acid rain was a regional problem the Swedish government acted quickly in the OECD Council of Ministers and in the Scientific Committee. There was no interest from these groups.

The breakthrough came one year later in the Air Managment Committee when it was decided to look further into the problem. The very successful program on Long range Transport of Air Pollutants was born.

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