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

  • More steps to reduce plastics and microplastics in the oceans

    Photo: Johnér bildbyrå

    Plastic in the oceans is one of our most serious global environmental problems. To tackle both the sources and effects of the problem, the Government has decided on a ban on the use of microplastic in certain cosmetic products, and on a grant to municipalities to clean up plastic from Sweden’s beaches.

  • Comment by Minister of the Environment Karolina Skog on the European Commission’s new strategy on plastics

    Photo: Johnér bildbyrå

    On the 16th of January 2018, the European Commission presented its European Strategy for Plastics in a Circular Economy. The strategy aims to increase recycling of plastic, reduce microplastic emissions and reduce littering. It also aims to reduce the use of fossil raw materials in plastic production.

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