Ministry of the Environment

The Ministry of the Environment is responsible for the Government’s environmental and climate policy. The Ministry works on issues concerning the climate, biological diversity, chemicals, ecocycles, nature and forest conservation, marine and water environments, radiation safety and international environmental cooperation.

Responsible minister

Minister for Environment and Climate, and Deputy Prime Minister
Isabella Lövin Minister for Environment and Climate, and Deputy Prime Minister

News from Ministry of the Environment

  • Government to establish a Ministerial Working Group on Climate Policy

    PM Löfven and Minister Lövin sitting at a conference table.
    Prime Minister Stefan Löfven and Minister for Environment and Climate, and Deputy Prime Minister Isabella Lövin. Photo: Ninni Andersson/Government Offices of Sweden

    The Government’s goal is for Sweden to be the world’s first fossil-free welfare nation. To achieve this, all policy areas must pull in the same direction and the issue of climate change must be integrated into all relevant policy areas. For this reason, the Government has decided to form a ministerial working group on climate policy.

  • Gabriel Wikström appointed national coordinator for the 2030 Agenda

    Portrait photo of Mr Wikström and Ms Lövin
    National coordinator for the 2030 Agenda Gabriel Wikström and Minister Isabella Lövin. Photo: Ninni Andersson/Government Offices of Sweden

    The Government has appointed Gabriel Wikström as national coordinator for the 2030 Agenda. The appointment of a national coordinator is part of the Government’s work to implement the 2030 Agenda.

Ms Lövin being interviewed by journalists.
Minister for Environment and Climate, and Deputy Prime Minister Isabella Lövin. Photo: Jens Persson/Government Offices of Sweden

A coherent policy for the climate

For the first time, the Government is presenting a climate policy action plan to the Riksdag. The climate will be integrated into all relevant policy areas. The government bill, with its 132 measures, takes a holistic approach to how emissions will be reduced throughout Swedish society.

Ms Lövin speaking from a podium.
Minister for Environment and Climate Isabella Lövin speaking at UNEA4 in Nairobi, Kenya in 2019. Photo: Natalia Mroz/Unep

Sweden moving the global environment and climate agenda forward together with the UN Environment Programme

On 5 December 2019, the Government adopted a new strategy for Sweden’s partnership with the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) for 2020–2023. The strategy is guided by the 2030 Agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals.

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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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