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.
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International support for new chemicals framework
Sweden and Uruguay co-chaired a meeting of the High Ambition Alliance on Chemicals and Waste, with representatives from a number of countries and organisations. Participants agreed on a joint statement to work together for a new, ambitious global framework for chemicals and waste to be adopted in 2020. The meeting took place at the fourth session of the UN Environment Assembly (UNEA-4) in Nairobi, Kenya.
Minister for the Ministry of Environment
On January 21st Prime Minister Stefan Löfven presented the Statement of Government Policy in the Riksdag and announced the ministers that make up the Government. Isabella Lövin is the Minister for Environment and Climate, and Deputy Prime Minister.
UN climate summit COP24 in Katowice
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
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.
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.
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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Government wants to welcome US guest environment and climate researchers
Climate change is one of the Government’s top-three issues, alongside jobs and education. The Government has adopted a guest researcher programme under which US environment and climate researchers can be invited to conduct research in Sweden for a period of up to three years.Government wants to welcome US guest environment and climate researchers
International innovation competitions to help achieve climate objectives
Halfway into the five-year commitments made at the COP21 climate conference in Paris, Minister for Policy Coordination and Energy Ibrahim Baylan has launched two international innovation competitions: Sustainable Mobility as a Service and Sustainable Local Energy Systems.International innovation competitions to help achieve climate objectives
Energy ministers want to strengthen Nordic leadership in global energy transition
The Nordic region will have the most integrated and intelligent sustainable energy solutions. Minister for Policy Coordination and Energy Ibrahim Baylan and the Nordic energy ministers have adopted a declaration on strengthening Nordic leadership in the global energy transition. They also encouraged the Nordic business sector to draw up proposals for promoting Nordic exports of climate-smart clean energy technologies.Energy ministers want to strengthen Nordic leadership in global energy transition
Welcome to the Nordic countries
In addition to a number of official side events in connection with the ministerial meetings (CEM9/MI-3), diverse energy related activities will take place in the Öresund region May 21 – 24, 2018. Nordic Clean Energy Week is co-hosted by Sweden and Denmark. During the week, politicians, researchers, business and industry will gather to discuss future energy solutions.Welcome to the Nordic countries
The world’s energy ministers gather in the Öresund region
On 23–24 May, Sweden, Denmark, Finland, Norway, the European Commission and the Nordic Council of Ministers will host the Clean Energy Ministerial and Mission Innovation in Malmö and Copenhagen.The world’s energy ministers gather in the Öresund region
Ibrahim Baylan leads Nordic Energy Ministerial Meeting
On 22 May, the Nordic energy ministers will meet in Lund, led by Minister for Policy Coordination and Energy Ibrahim Baylan, to discuss deepened Nordic cooperation. The meeting will be followed by two international energy ministerial meetings in Malmö and Copenhagen on 23 and 24 May.Ibrahim Baylan leads Nordic Energy Ministerial Meeting
SEK 34 billion to global climate and environmental efforts
Sweden has today made pledges of more than SEK 2 billion towards the Global Environmental Facility. This entails an increase of Sweden’s contribution to the fund of more than 50 per cent for the period 2018–2022, compared with the period 2014–2018.SEK 34 billion to global climate and environmental efforts
To lead on climate, countries must commit to zero emissions
Opinion piece by Minister for International Development Cooperation and Climate, and Deputy Prime Minister Ms Isabella Lövin in The Guardian, 17 April 2018.To lead on climate, countries must commit to zero emissions
Government makes announcement on low emission zones
Minister for Infrastructure Tomas Eneroth and Minister for the Environment Karolina Skog have announced how the new provisions on low emission zones would be designed. The Government will give municipalities the possibility of introducing three different kinds of low emission zones as of 1 January 2020.Government makes announcement on low emission zones
Government wants to investigate cocktail effects of chemicals
The ‘cocktail effect’ is when the negative sum of two chemicals is greater than their individual parts. The Government is now taking a holistic approach to address the risks of groups or combinations of chemicals by appointing an inquiry.Government wants to investigate cocktail effects of chemicals