Minister for Climate and the Environment, Deputy Prime Minister, 03 October 2014 - 25 May 2016
Content from Åsa Romson
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Speech by Minister for Climate and the Environment Åsa Romson at the climate meeting in New York
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Åsa Romson demands action against endocrine disruptors
Note: This press release was published on 4 March 2016. The European Commission must establish scientific criteria to determine what constitutes an endocrine disruptor. It is expected that this demand will be made jointly by EU environment ministers today. Establishing scientifically based criteria is crucial to being able to regulate the use of endocrine disruptors, which are currently used in a considerable number of products.
Fossil Free Sweden: Working together is the key to success
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.
New Swedish environmental policy for the Arctic
The Arctic is an irreplaceable asset of local, national and global significance. We need to strengthen and improve security and environmental protection in the Arctic. Sweden will work to ensure that all development in the Arctic is environmentally sustainable. Our priorities include greater protection of biodiversity and ecosystems on land and at sea, enhanced climate efforts and sustainable use of resources.
Government to strengthen Arctic environmental policy
The Government is now strengthening the Swedish environmental policy for the Arctic. As an Arctic country with high environmental ambitions, Sweden has an important role to play internationally.
Minister for Climate and the Environment Åsa Romson’s letter to the European Commission: The EU must act against endocrine disruptors
In December 2015, the General Court of the European Union ruled in Sweden's favour in the case of Sweden v. European Commission regarding a failure to adopt scientific criteria for determining endocrine-disrupting properties.
Sweden wins court case on criteria for endocrine disrupting substances
The General Court agrees with Sweden in the court case between Sweden and the Commission on criteria for endocrine disrupters. The judgement means that the Commission has failed to act and that this is contrary to the Treaties.
Climate agreement concluded in Paris
The countries of the world have agreed on a new global and legally binding climate agreement. The decision came after difficult final negotiations at the COP21 Climate Summit in Paris. The new agreement will provide the framework for the countries’ climate efforts for a long time to come.
Seminar on Fossil-free Sweden at COP21 in Paris: “The time to act is now"
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.
Åsa Romson facilitator for adaptation issues during climate summit
Yesterday evening, the French Presidency appointed Minister for Climate and the Environment Åsa Romson as facilitator for adaptation negotiations during the COP21 Climate Conference. Sweden has also been appointed EU negotiator for issues concerning financing, technology diffusion and capacity building.