News from Isabella Lövin
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.
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Sweden and WFP sign landmark agreement bringing hope to millions in forgotten crises
The Swedish Government and the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today signed a Strategic Partnership Agreement, with Sweden making a historic commitment of approximately US$370 million in flexible funds to WFP over the next four years (2018 to 2021). The contribution is the largest ever made by a donor within a WFP Strategic Partnership Agreement.Sweden and WFP sign landmark agreement bringing hope to millions in forgotten crises
Government investing SEK 800 million to combat humanitarian crises in the Horn of Africa
The Government has decided to allocate SEK 800 million over four years (2018–2021) to the Strategy for Sweden’s regional development cooperation in sub-Saharan Africa. The strategy has been updated to more clearly focus on the link between humanitarian assistance and long-term development, particularly in the Horn of Africa countries. The Government considers that there is considerable potential for Sweden to contribute to increased resilience to crises and disasters, and to conflict prevention and conflict management regionally.Government investing SEK 800 million to combat humanitarian crises in the Horn of Africa
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.As of today, Sweden has a new Climate Act!
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.New climate decision to reduce industry and transport emissions
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.A new strategy for human rights, democracy and the rule of law 2018–2022
“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.“Sweden must continue to lead the way on climate action”
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.Government to attend climate 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.Several constructive decisions at UN Climate Change Conference COP23 in Bonn
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's national statements at the high level segment of UNFCCC COP23 in Bonn
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.Sweden increases climate support to the most vulnerable countries