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

  • Green recovery will lift Sweden out of dual crisis

    Photo: Johnér bildbyrå

    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.

  • Sweden transitioning to a circular economy

    Photo: Johnér bildbyrå

    The Government has adopted a national strategy for a circular economy that sets out the direction and ambition for a long-term and sustainable transition of Swedish society. This is an important step towards Sweden becoming the world’s first fossil-free welfare nation.

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

Government to establish a Ministerial Working Group on Climate Policy

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.

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.

Content from the Ministry of Environment and Energy

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