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Kristina Persson is no longer a government minister, Minister for Strategic Development and Nordic Cooperation
Green transition part of the big picture
The analysis group ‘The green transition’ will set out from the visions of a fossil-free vehicle fleet by 2030 and a carbon neutral Sweden in 2050, and will describe the political and market changes needed to realise these goals. This is one of three analysis groups within the framework of the Government’s future-oriented project ‘Mission: The Future’, led by Kristina Persson, Minister for Strategic Development and Nordic Cooperation.
“We need ideas and opinions from outside to speed up strategic development work at the Government Offices. So we’re enlisting the help of experts in the field who have great expertise and long experience of green growth and sustainability issues,” says Ms Persson.
What she envisages are concrete proposals drawn up by people who themselves are keen to see results, in both the short and the long term. The time perspective for ‘Mission: The Future’ covers three electoral periods.
“This makes it important to choose the right people for these analysis groups,” says Ms Persson.
Maria Wetterstrand and Jonas Karlsson lead the analysis group
‘The green transition’ will be led by Maria Wetterstrand, former Spokesperson of the Green Party, and Jonas Karlsson, Head of Administration and Municipal Commissioner in Örebro. The analysis group will set out from the visions of a fossil-free vehicle fleet by 2030 and a carbon neutral Sweden in 2050, and will describe the political and market changes needed to realise these goals. The project spans several of the Government’s areas of responsibility, including the environment, energy, the climate, the economy and international cooperation.
The task of the analysis group will be to analyse problem areas and provide ideas, before going on to sketch out concrete proposals that the Government can translate into policies for adoption by the Riksdag. The intention is to help give practical and visible form to the ambition of Sweden and the Nordic region to lead by example.
The interplay between the business sector, research and civil society is particularly important, in the opinion of the Minister for Strategic Development, who also points out that it is important to consider that many factors and policy areas are involved and interconnected.
“The big picture is important. I therefore believe early dialogue with other political parties is valuable to create long-term agreements, just as it is important in manufacturing to make products that are durable and good for the environment,” says Ms Persson.