Ministry of the Environment and Energy

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

Responsible minister

Karolina Skog
Karolina Skog Minister for the Environment

News from Ministry of the Environment and Energy

  • UN climate summit COP24 in Katowice

    Minister Isabella Lövin speaking at the COP24 podium.
    Minister for International Development Cooperation and Climate, and Deputy Prime Minister Isabella Lövin speaking at COP24 high-level segment in Katowice. Photo: Jens Persson/Government Offices of Sweden

    On 2-14 December, the world's countries meet in Katowice, Poland for the UN's annual climate summit COP24. There, the countries will agree on the regulatory framework that will govern the implementation of the Paris Agreement. The meeting will also be the first opportunity since the climate summit in Paris 2015, where the countries jointly evaluate how global climate work is responding to the 1.5-degree target and how the ambition in climate change can be increased.

  • Sweden positive on EU long-term climate strategy

    Foto: Europeiska kommissionen/Audiovisual Service/Foto: Jean-Michel Clajot

    The European Commission has presented it strategic long-term climate vision for the EU. Sweden takes a positive view of the level of ambition in the strategy, with its aim of net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050.

Photo: Ulf Lindgren

Sweden hosted global energy meetings

On 23 and 24 May, Sweden, the EU and the Nordic countries together hosted major energy ministerial meetings. On 22 May, the annual Nordic energy ministerial meeting was held in Lund. In connection with these meetings, the Öresund region also hosted Nordic Clean Energy Week. Politicians, researchers and business representatives came together to discuss future energy solutions. All news updates from the week are found on the Nordic Clean Energy Week page.

Agreement Swedish energy policy
Caption: Lise Nordin (Swedish Green Party), Minister Ibrahim Baylan (Swedish Social Democratic Party), Lars Hjälmered (Moderate Party), Rickard Nordin (Centre Party) and Penilla Gunther (Christian Democrats) took part in the press conference. Photo: Jens Persson/Government Offices

Agreement on Swedish energy policy

The Government, the Moderate Party, the Centre Party and the Christian Democrats have concluded an agreement on Sweden’s long-term energy policy. The agreement consists of a common road map for a controlled transition to an entirely renewable electricity system, with a target of 100 per cent renewable electricity production by 2040.

Copyright: Swedish Government Office

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.

Foto: Johnér/PhotoAalto

Investments in climate change adaptation and energy

The Government wants to take a climate leap that accelerates the transition to a more sustainable society. By taking responsibility for our climate impact in Sweden, we will show the countries of the world the way forward. Sweden must take the lead and become one of the world’s first fossil-free welfare countries.

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