Content about environment and climate
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Sweden highlighted the importance of wetlands to the climate on World Environment Day
This year’s theme for UN World Environment Day was ‘Ecosystem Restoration’. One Swedish example is the Government’s drive in recent years to restore wetlands. This has a positive impact on biodiversity and the capacity to bind carbon dioxide. Artic wetlands are at severe risk of destruction due to climate change.
Swedish and French Ministers agree to step up efforts to enhance green transition
Swedish Minister for Environment and Climate, Per Bolund, Minister for Gender Equality and Housing, Märta Stenevi, and Minister for Energy and Digital Development, Anders Ygeman, met with French Minister for Ecological Transition, Barbara Pompili, on her visit to Stockholm, to discuss joint efforts to enhance the green transition at national, European and global levels.
Minister for International Development Cooperation Per Olsson Fridh appoints international advisory group for environment, climate and biodiversity
With a view to inspiring and influencing Swedish development policy, Minister for International Development Cooperation Per Olsson Fridh will launch an international advisory group for action on the environment, climate and biodiversity in connection with World Environment Day on 5 June. The advisory group will make an important contribution to fine-tuning Sweden’s global engagement in the most affected countries ahead of coming international high level meetings on climate, environment and biodiversity.
Government parties, Centre Party and Liberal Party agree on supporting SAS to access liquidity
The government parties, the Centre Party and the Liberal Party have agreed on supporting SAS to access liquidity equivalent to SEK 1.5 billion. This support from the Swedish State is subject to the European Commission’s approval of the measures and corresponding support from the Danish State.
Belarus and climate action key issues at the EU Summit
Discussions at the special meeting of the European Council on 24 May were dominated by the events in Belarus involving the forced landing of a passenger plane in Minsk to detain a journalist. The EU leaders also discussed the situation in Russia. On 25 May, discussions mainly centred on EU climate action and vaccine coordination.
Sweden to host UN conference 50 years after the UN’s first conference on the environment
Sweden and Kenya today jointly presented a resolution for adoption by the UN General Assembly that lays the foundation for the international UN conference ‘Stockholm+50: a healthy planet for the prosperity of all – our responsibility, our opportunity’.
Prime Minister Stefan Löfven welcomes US decision to join global Leadership Group for Industry Transition
The United States and President Joe Biden have joined the global Leadership Group for Industry Transition (LeadIT). The Group, launched in 2019 by Sweden’s Prime Minister Stefan Löfven and India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi, gathers countries and companies to drive the low-carbon transition of energy-intensive industries.
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.
Prime Minister Stefan Löfven on virtual visit to Singapore
On Monday 29 March, Prime Minister Stefan Löfven is on a virtual visit to Singapore.
Vaccine coordination and a meeting with Joe Biden at video conference
Vaccines and COVID-19 coordination were the main items on the agenda when Prime Minister Stefan Löfven met with other EU leaders at a video conference on 25 March. The single market and digital transformation were also on the agenda. The conference ended with a meeting with US President Joe Biden.