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 ministers

Karolina Skog
Karolina Skog Minister for the Environment
Isabella Lövin
Isabella Lövin Minister for International Development Cooperation and Climate, and Deputy Prime Minister

Responsible ministry

News about environment and climate

  • Largest ever investment in climate

    Isabella Lövin, Minister for International Development Cooperation and Climate, and Deputy Prime Minister
    Isabella Lövin, Minister for International Development Cooperation and Climate, and Deputy Prime Minister Photo: Kristian Pohl/Government Offices

    In the Budget Bill for 2018, the Government presents the largest ever investment in climate and the environment. In 2018, the Government wants to invest an additional SEK 5 billion in environment and climate efforts in Sweden and around the world to reduce emissions and create jobs and economic development in Sweden.

  • Clear environmental profile in budget for 2018

    Minister for the Environment Karolina Skog
    Minister for the Environment Karolina Skog Photo: Kristian Pohl/Government Offices

    Total investments in the area of environment and climate for 2018 amount to SEK 5 billion, allocated to several different expenditure areas. Minister for the Environment Karolina Skog is proud that Sweden has once again presented a budget with a clear environmental profile.

  • 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.

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