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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.

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Ministry of the Environment and Energy

News about Fossil-free Sweden

  • Fossil Free Sweden: Working together is the key to success

    Moderators
    Moderator Eva Krutmeijer (second on the left) together with the five people who each led a group discussion: Åsa Romson, Minister for Climate and the Environment; Stina Billinger, Chief of Staff (Ministry of Enterprise and Innovation), Eliza Kücükaslan, Political Advisor (Prime Minister's Office), Yvonne Ruwaida, State Secretary (Minstry of the Environment and Energy), Fredrik Hannerz, Political Advisor (Minstry of the Environment and Energy). Photo: Johanna Ljung/Government Offices

    On 8 February 2016, the Ministry of the Environment and Energy held a workshop for the over 150 different enterprises, municipalities, regions and organisations that have joined the Fossil Free Sweden initiative. Politicians and officials from various ministries at the Government Offices also took part in the workshop. It offered opportunities to put into more concrete form how actors in Sweden can jointly take on the challenge of becoming one of the first fossil-free welfare countries in the world.

  • Seminar on Fossil-free Sweden at COP21 in Paris: “The time to act is now"

    Picture of Minister for Climate and the Environment Åsa Romson
    Minister for Climate and the Environment Åsa Romson at the UN Climate Conference COP21 in Paris on 5 December. Photo: Hanna Björnfors/Government Offices

    Minister for Climate and the Environment Åsa Romson and Minister for Financial Markets Per Bolund held a seminar on the Fossil-free Sweden initiative at the COP21 climate conference in Paris on 5 December. Participants included representatives from Stockholm, Gothenburg, Östersund, IKEA, Volvo Group and Ericsson, which are some of the actors that in a short period of time have chosen to support the initiative.

Contact for participating actors

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Participating actors

Participants in the Fossil-free Sweden initiative all endorse a common declaration. Please read the declaration and see which actors have joined to date.

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About the initiative

Sweden will be one of the world’s first fossil-free welfare countries. To achieve this, all actors in society must work actively to reduce emissions. The Fossil-free Sweden initiative will highlight actors who, in their activities, help solve the climate challenge and achieve the goal of a fossil-free society

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