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.
News from Ministry of the Environment and Energy
Proposals for new goals and measures for climate and air policy
The Cross-Party Committee on Environmental Objectives has submitted its report to the Government. It contains proposals for several new goals for climate and air policy. In a previous interim report from February, a new climate policy framework and a climate act were proposed.
Government supports proposed sale of Vattenfall’s lignite operations
On 2 July, the Government announced that it supports the proposed sale of Vattenfall’s lignite operations. The Government is also presenting a new programme for purchasing and cancelling emission allowances in the EU Emissions Trading System.
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.
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.
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.
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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