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

  • Speech by Per Bolund at President Biden's climate summit

    Speech by the Minister for Environment and Climate Per Bolund at a roundtable discussion on April 23 led by US Climate Envoy John Kerry and Secretary of State Antony Blinken during President Joe Biden's climate summit. Check against delivery.

  • Global environment assembly focuses on green recovery

    The world’s environment ministers are gathering virtually on 22 and 23 February to discuss green recovery and decide on priorities ahead of the United Nations Environment Assembly. Minister for Environment and Climate Per Bolund is participating in the meeting.

Photo: Johnér

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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