Environment and climate

Environmental policy concerns creating a society free of emissions and hazardous toxins, with consideration for people, animals and nature. It also concerns creating a sustainable society that is adapted to climate change. Many environmental issues are global in nature and consequently a large part of the work takes place in collaboration with other countries.

Responsible for environment and climate

Responsible minister

Minister for Environment and Climate, and Deputy Prime Minister
Isabella Lövin Minister for Environment and Climate, and Deputy Prime Minister

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  • Green recovery will lift Sweden out of dual crisis

    Photo: Johnér bildbyrå

    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.

Photo: Johnér bildbyrå

Sweden transitioning to a circular economy

The Government has adopted a national strategy for a circular economy that sets out the direction and ambition for a long-term and sustainable transition of Swedish society. This is an important step towards Sweden becoming the world’s first fossil-free welfare nation.

PM Löfven and Minister Lövin sitting at a conference table.
Prime Minister Stefan Löfven and Minister for Environment and Climate, and Deputy Prime Minister Isabella Lövin. Photo: Ninni Andersson/Government Offices of Sweden

Government to establish a Ministerial Working Group on Climate Policy

The Government’s goal is for Sweden to be the world’s first fossil-free welfare nation. To achieve this, all policy areas must pull in the same direction and the issue of climate change must be integrated into all relevant policy areas. For this reason, the Government has decided to form a ministerial working group on climate policy.

Ms Lövin being interviewed by journalists.
Minister for Environment and Climate, and Deputy Prime Minister Isabella Lövin. Photo: Jens Persson/Government Offices of Sweden

A coherent policy for the climate

For the first time, the Government is presenting a climate policy action plan to the Riksdag. The climate will be integrated into all relevant policy areas. The government bill, with its 132 measures, takes a holistic approach to how emissions will be reduced throughout Swedish society.

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