Environment and climate

Environmental policy concerns creating a society free of emissions and hazardous toxins, with consideration for people, animals and nature. It also concerns creating a sustainable society that is adapted to climate change. Many environmental issues are global in nature and consequently a large part of the work takes place in collaboration with other countries.

Responsible for environment and climate

Responsible minister

Karolina Skog
Karolina Skog Minister for the Environment

Responsible ministry

News about environment and climate

  • Chinese interest in Swedish green solutions

    Sweden is a world leader in green innovation, including sustainable transport, energy and green technology. There is growing demand in China for Swedish solutions and Swedish know-how to manage the extensive environmental challenges facing the country.

  • Bonus–malus system for new vehicles

    The Government is further gearing up climate efforts. New green vehicles with low emissions of carbon dioxide will qualify for a bonus at purchase, while new vehicles with high emissions of carbon dioxide will be taxed at a higher rate for the first three years. This is proposed in a memorandum referred for comment by the Ministry of Finance today. The proposal is part of an agreement between the government parties and the Left Party ahead of the Budget Bill for 2018.

  • Riksdag passes historic climate policy framework

    Copyright: Johan Schiff

    The Riksdag has passed a climate policy framework for Sweden. The Climate Act and new climate goals will give Sweden an ambitious, long-term and stable climate policy. The Climate Act will enter into force on 1 January 2018.

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