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

  • Agreement on higher ambitions and increased international collaboration at LeadIT Summit

    Mr Javadekar and Ms Lövin sitting alongside each other at a conference table.
    Archive image. Minister for Environment and Climate Isabella Lövin and India’s Minister of Environment, Forests and Climate Change Prakash Javadekar at high-level LeadIT meeting during the 2019 UN Climate Change Conference COP25 in Madrid. Photo: Jens Persson/Government Offices of Sweden

    The Leadership Group for Industry Transition (LeadIT) – launched by Sweden and India to drive the climate transition in energy-intensive industries – held its Leadership Summit on 1 December. LeadIT members agreed on a range of ambitious commitments to contribute to freedom from fossil fuels and net-zero carbon emissions by 2050.

  • Swedish strategy for circular economy accelerates the transition to sustainability

    Photo: Government Offices of Sweden/Maskot/Johnér Bildbyrå

    The national strategy for a circular economy sets out the direction and ambition for a long-term and sustainable transition of Swedish society. The Government adopted the national strategy for a circular economy earlier this year. The strategy is now available in English. The strategy is based on an agreement between the Government, the Centre Party and the Liberal Party.

Photo: Johnér bildbyrå

Green recovery will lift Sweden out of dual crisis

Global warming continues regardless of the COVID-19 pandemic. Climate change will remain the defining issue of our generation. The Government is therefore proposing investments of SEK 9.7 billion in green recovery initiatives in the Budget Bill for 2021. The Government’s proposals are based on an agreement between the government parties, the Centre Party and the Liberal Party.

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

Gabriel Wikström appointed national coordinator for the 2030 Agenda

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.

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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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