Ministry of the Environment and EnergySvenska
In December 2015, the world's countries will gather in Paris for the twenty-first Meeting of the Parties under the UN Climate Change Convention. The meeting is of particular importance since the parties are set to agree on a new global climate agreement that will apply from 2020. Prior to the meeting, the government has developed this strategy to guide Sweden's work towards Paris.
Minister for Climate and the Environment Åsa Romson signed a cooperation agreement on climate cooperation with China's climate minister Zhang Yong during a visit to Beijing on 9 April.
The cooperation agreement opens the way for deeper dialogue with Chinese negotiators and decision-makers on climate change, and the countries will establish a joint working group to launch the cooperation as soon as possible. It also opens up for cooperation between experts and researchers on economic policy instruments, technical innovations, climate-efficient technologies and system solutions for sustainable cities.