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

Per Bolund, Minister for Environment and Climate, and Deputy Prime Minister
Per Bolund Minister for Environment and Climate, and Deputy Prime Minister

News from Ministry of the Environment

  • Ahead of UN Climate Change Conference COP26: Government intends to double climate aid by 2025

    The world is in an acute climate crisis. The world’s poorest are the least to blame but are the hardest hit. The richer countries have a special responsibility to contribute to the developing countries’ climate transition. The Government therefore intends to double Swedish climate aid to SEK 15 billion by 2025.

  • Biodiversity needs greater global protection

    This week, countries around the world will meet under the auspices of the UN Convention on Biological Diversity to begin drafting a global framework on how to sustainably protect and make use of biodiversity. Minister for Environment and Climate Per Bolund will take part in the meeting digitally and will emphasise that Sweden wants protection for 30 per cent of the world’s land and oceans.

Photo: Johnér

The Swedish way: Sweden's climate policy framework

In 2017, Sweden’s Riksdag decided by a large political majority to introduce a climate policy framework with a climate act for Sweden. This framework is the most important climate reform in Sweden’s history and sets out implementation of the Paris Agreement in Sweden. By 2045, Sweden is to have zero net emissions of greenhouse gases into the atmosphere.

Minister for Environment and Climate, and Deputy Prime Minister Per Bolund.
Minister for Environment and Climate, and Deputy Prime Minister Per Bolund. Photo: Kristian Pohl / Government Offices of Sweden

Per Bolund new Minister for Environment and Climate

Prime Minister Stefan Löfven today announced a government reshuffle. Per Bolund is new Minister for Environment and Climate, and Deputy Prime Minister.

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.

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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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