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Sweden's carbon tax

The Swedish carbon tax was instituted in 1991, alongside an already existing energy tax, and it remains a cornerstone of Swedish climate policy. Over time, the carbon tax has increased in importance, contributing to a broad range of environmental and climate objectives.

Responsible ministers
Magdalena Andersson
Responsible ministries
Ministry of Finance
  • The Swedish way of carbon taxation

    Illustration: Government Offices of Sweden

    Over time, the Swedish carbon tax has increased in importance, contributing to a broad range of environmental and climate objectives. For example, the carbon tax provides incentives to reduce energy consumption, improve energy efficiency and increase the use of renewable energy alternatives.