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Speeding up climate action and improving people’s everyday lives by greening the economy
Listen to Minister for Environment and Climate and Deputy Prime Minister Isabella Lövin talk about her areas of responsibility, her priorities and the challenges awaiting during this electoral period.
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.
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As of today, Sweden has a new Climate Act!
Sweden’s new Climate Act enters into force today. For the first time, Sweden will have an act stating that each government has an obligation to pursue a climate policy based on the climate goals adopted by the Riksdag.
New climate decision to reduce industry and transport emissions
By 2045, Sweden will have achieved net zero greenhouse gas emissions. Several of the Government’s proposals in the Budget Bill for 2018, such as the ‘charge-at-home’ support, the Green Industry Leap and investments for international cooperation, will now be implemented.
A new strategy for human rights, democracy and the rule of law 2018–2022
The Swedish Government has adopted a new strategy for human rights, democracy and the rule of law that will apply to Swedish development cooperation between 2018 and 2022.
“Sweden must continue to lead the way on climate action”
The One Planet Summit begins in Paris on 12 December, and Minister for International Development Cooperation and Climate, and Deputy Prime Minister of Sweden, Isabella Lövin will be there. Below she talks about the summit and a new Swedish climate initiative.
Government to attend climate summit in Paris
On Tuesday 12 December, Prime Minister Stefan Löfven and Minister for International Development Cooperation and Climate and Deputy Prime Minister Isabella Lövin will attend the international climate summit ‘One Planet Summit’ in Paris.
Several constructive decisions at UN Climate Change Conference COP23 in Bonn
Negotiations on the rules for implementing the Paris Agreement have been constructive, but have been marked by tough discussions, especially regarding how countries are to report their emissions. Countries have now submitted their views on the rules, and work is now continuing to ensure a decision on the rules can be taken next year.
Sweden's national statements at the high level segment of UNFCCC COP23 in Bonn
Statements by Isabella Lövin, Minister for International Development Cooperation and Climate, and Deputy Prime Minister. Bonn, Germany, November 16, 2017. Check against delivery.
Sweden increases climate support to the most vulnerable countries
Financing climate action in developing countries has been an important issue during the climate negotiations in Bonn. The Paris Agreement contains commitments that lead to a need to scale up support.
Swifter action is needed to honour the Paris Agreement
Opinion piece by Isabella Lövin, Minister for International Development Cooperation and Climate, and Deputy Prime Minister.
Sweden and France join forces for speedy implementation of the Paris Agreement
Swedish deputy Prime Minister Isabella Lövin and the French State Secretary Brune Poirson met today in Stockholm to agree on joint efforts to speed up the implementation of the Paris Climate Agreement. The meeting took place one week after the EU agreement on Member states’ climate objectives and just after the closing of the pre-COP-meeting in Fiji preparing the coming global climate negotiations.