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

  • EU has to step up in fight against plastic waste

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

    Opinion piece published in Politico on 5 March, by Minister for the Environment Karolina Skog.

  • 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.

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