Minister for the Environment, 25 May 2016 - 20 January 2019
Content from Karolina Skog
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A forum for shaping the future of the Baltic Sea region
Creating a common future based on trust and dialogue is necessary for the prosperity and security of the Baltic Sea region. This was Prime Minister Stefan Löfven’s message when he delivered the opening speech at the 7th Strategy Forum of the EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region.
Isabella Lövin to attend UN climate summit
Minister for International Development Cooperation and Climate Isabella Lövin will travel to the COP22 UN climate summit in Marrakech today to lead the Swedish delegation. Negotiations are already under way on how the Paris Agreement should be implemented in practice, and since the Agreement has now entered into force, the first Meeting of the Parties will be held this week.
#FirstGeneration Global Goals Forum – focus on young people and joint efforts for a better world
More than 300 engaged young people, teachers, inspirers and representatives of civil society and the business sector gathered on 5 October for the #FirstGeneration GlobalGoals Forum in Stockholm. Optimism for the future permeated the entire day, which focused on young people and the UN Global Goals.
Inspirational figures from around the world to inspire young Swedes in Stockholm
The Ministry for Foreign Affairs and the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida) have invited some twenty inspirational figures from around the world to Stockholm. At the #FirstGeneration Global Goals Forum on 5 October they will receive an award for their engagement in issues concerning fair and sustainable development, peace and climate change. Minister for Children, the Elderly and Gender Equality Åsa Regnér and Minister for the Environment Karolina Skog will attend the forum.
Summary of the Government’s budget initiatives in the areas of environment, climate and energy
In the Budget Bill for 2017, the Government is strengthening efforts towards a toxin-free everyday environment, a fossil-free welfare society and renewable energy. Sweden will be a pioneer on climate issues, and we will step up the pace to achieve the environmental objectives. This requires increased knowledge, new technological solutions and clear targets along the way.
Harmful chemicals must be removed from children’s environment
The Government is strengthening efforts to achieve a toxin-free everyday environment. In the Budget Bill for 2017, the Government proposes chemicals investments amounting to SEK 375 million up to 2020. Hazardous substances can cause cancer, allergies or affect the prospects of conceiving children. Children are particularly sensitive and this is why the Government is focusing on measures to protect children and young people. The Budget Bill for 2017 is based on an agreement between the Government and the Left Party.
Government presents historic climate and environment budget
The Government wants to further strengthen Sweden’s position as a climate leader. The Budget Bill for 2017 proposes the largest investment budget in the area of climate and the environment in Sweden’s history.
Proposals for new goals and measures for climate and air policy
The Cross-Party Committee on Environmental Objectives has submitted its report to the Government. It contains proposals for several new goals for climate and air policy. In a previous interim report from February, a new climate policy framework and a climate act were proposed.
Karolina Skog and Isabella Lövin take part in Environment Council meeting in Luxembourg
20 June 2016: EU climate and environment ministers are meeting today in Luxembourg. The agenda includes negotiations on the EU’s emissions trading system, the National Emission Ceilings Directive and ratification of the Paris climate agreement. Minister for the Environment Karolina Skog and Minister for International Development Cooperation and Climate Isabella Lövin are taking part in their first Environment Council meeting.