Ministry of the Environment and Energy

The Ministry of the Environment and Energy is responsible for the Government’s environmental, energy and climate policy. The Ministry works on issues concerning the climate, energy, biological diversity, chemicals, ecocycles, nature and forest conservation, marine and water environments, radiation safety and international environmental cooperation.

Responsible minister

Karolina Skog
Karolina Skog Minister for the Environment

News from Ministry of the Environment and Energy

  • Karolina Skog to attend UN Environment Assembly in Nairobi

    Minister Skog standing on a crouded pedestrian street
    Minister for the Environment Karolina Skog. Photo: Jens Persson/Government Offices of Sweden

    The world’s environment ministers will meet at the third international UN Environment Assembly (UNEA 3) on 4–6 December in Nairobi, Kenya. They are expected to take decisions on measures to reduce air, marine, and land and soil pollution. Minister for the Environment Karolina Skog will take part in a number of dialogues and meetings focusing on marine litter, chemicals and air pollution.

  • Swifter action is needed to honour the Paris Agreement

    Thanks to the Paris Agreement, the world is now working together to curb global warming, and right now the parties are gathered in Bonn, Germany to negotiate on how to implement the agreement.

Agreement Swedish energy policy
Caption: Lise Nordin (Swedish Green Party), Minister Ibrahim Baylan (Swedish Social Democratic Party), Lars Hjälmered (Moderate Party), Rickard Nordin (Centre Party) and Penilla Gunther (Christian Democrats) took part in the press conference. Photo: Jens Persson/Government Offices

Agreement on Swedish energy policy

The Government, the Moderate Party, the Centre Party and the Christian Democrats have concluded an agreement on Sweden’s long-term energy policy. The agreement consists of a common road map for a controlled transition to an entirely renewable electricity system, with a target of 100 per cent renewable electricity production by 2040.

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Panel during the seminar: Daniel Wolfish, Canada; Gunvor G Ericson, Sweden; Daniel Reifsnyder, US; samt Jochen Flasbarth, Germany. Photo: Hanna Björnfors/Government Offices

How the world can achieve both fossil-free societies and a non-toxic environment

The world is facing major challenges in the area of climate and the environment. The Paris climate agreement is aimed at keeping the rise in global temperature below 1.5 degrees Celsius, and the countries of the world have also agreed on 17 global goals for sustainable development, to be achieved by 2030. How do we ensure that the measures we take to achieve one goal do not make it more difficult to achieve one of the other goals? This was at the core of the discussions during the seminar Sweden arranged in cooperation with the United States at the UN Environment Assembly, UNEA2, in Nairobi.

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Fossil Free Sweden

Sweden will be one of the world’s first fossil-free welfare countries. To this end, the Government has launched the Fossil Free Sweden initiative, where Swedish actors are given the opportunity to call attention to how they are contributing to climate change work. The initiative brings together actors from the business sector, municipalities, regions and organisations from across the country.

Foto: Johnér/PhotoAalto

Investments in climate change adaptation and energy

The Government wants to take a climate leap that accelerates the transition to a more sustainable society. By taking responsibility for our climate impact in Sweden, we will show the countries of the world the way forward. Sweden must take the lead and become one of the world’s first fossil-free welfare countries.

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