Minister for the Environment, 25 May 2016 - 20 January 2019
Content from Karolina Skog
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Minister for the Environment participates in international meeting on mercury
Mercury is one of the most dangerous environmental toxins. Minister for the Environment Karolina Skog is participating in the first Meeting of the Parties to the Minamata Convention on Mercury and is representing strong Swedish engagement on the issue.
Innovation partnership programmes impact Swedish innovative environments
The collaborations, initiatives and projects that have resulted so far from the five innovation partnership programmes were presented when the National Innovation Council met on Monday 28 August. Together, the project managers and the Council looked to the future and discussed critical success factors, goals and opportunities for developing these partnerships. The experiences of partnership working, where the business sector, academia and organisations work together strategically, were highlighted and discussed by the Council.
Chinese interest in Swedish green solutions
Sweden is a world leader in green innovation, including sustainable transport, energy and green technology. There is growing demand in China for Swedish solutions and Swedish know-how to manage the extensive environmental challenges facing the country.
Sweden and China sign Memorandum of Understanding on urban development
Minister for the Environment Karolina Skog has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on sustainable urban development with China’s Minister for Housing and Urban-Rural Development.
Prime Minister Stefan Löfven to visit China
Prime Minister Stefan Löfven will be in China on 26–28 June. He will be joined on the trip by several ministers and a business delegation with a focus on green innovation and sustainability. Mr Löfven will also have talks with China’s Premier Li Keqiang and speak at the World Economic Forum.
Sweden supports Clean Seas Campaign to reduce marine litter
Litter in the seas is a major global environmental problem. In connection with the Ocean Conference in New York, Sweden is joining the Clean Seas Campaign, a global UN Environment initiative to reduce marine litter. Sweden will also provide financial support to UN Environment’s work on the issue.
Bonus–malus system for new vehicles
The Government is further gearing up climate efforts. New green vehicles with low emissions of carbon dioxide will qualify for a bonus at purchase, while new vehicles with high emissions of carbon dioxide will be taxed at a higher rate for the first three years. This is proposed in a memorandum referred for comment by the Ministry of Finance today. The proposal is part of an agreement between the government parties and the Left Party ahead of the Budget Bill for 2018.
Minister for the Environment: The Baltic Sea region should take the lead and ban microplastics in cosmetics
Microplastics from cosmetics are being spread to the marine environment and are causing significant problems for animals and people. Minister for the Environment Karolina Skog is now urging countries and municipalities in the Baltic Sea region to take the lead and ban microplastics in cosmetics.
Cities crucial for tackling the climate challenge
Minister for the Environment Karolina Skog participated in a couple of jam-packed days at the COP22 Climate Change Conference in Marrakech. Like previous conferences, there was a hive of activity including seminars, launches and bilateral meetings alongside the negotiations. Ms Skog’s programme focused on urban development and the role of municipalities and regions in implementing the Paris climate agreement, and on how states can support local efforts, and she attended a number of seminars on these themes.
Government takes European Commission to court over lead chromates decision
The Swedish Government considers that the European Commission broke the rules when it authorised the continued use of lead chromates in the EU. The decision is bad for people’s health and distorts competition for responsible businesses that have stopped using these hazardous substances. The Government therefore decided today to refer the Commission’s decision to the Court of Justice of the European Union for a preliminary ruling.