Articles by Gösta Lyngå

Gösta was born 1930 in Malmö, Sweden. He completed a PhD in Astronomy in 1964, and worked as an astronomer in Sweden, South Africa, Chile and Australia. His work concerned physics and ages of open clusters of stars as well as the structure of our galaxy. In 1985-1988 Gösta was a Greens member of Kävlinge Council and 1988-1991 a was a member of the Swedish Parliament representing the Swedish Greens. During this time he was involved in negotiating the introduction of a carbon tax in Sweden, one of the first European countries to do so. In retirement he has lived in Canberra and was one of the founding members of the ACT Greens in 1992. He has held various positions in both the ACT and Australian Greens.

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Reflections on Green Values

Gösta Lyngå has been involved in Green politics for over 30 years, including as a Greens MP in Sweden. In this essay he offers his reflections on the ongoing relevance of core green values and their importance in meeting the environmental, social and economic challenges of today. [...]


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