National climate policy in Sweden

On this page, we have gathered some links to important legislation and initiatives on the national level.

Fossil Free Sweden

Based on the decision by the parliament to make Sweden climate neutral by 2045, the Fossil Free Sweden initiative has encouraged business sectors to draw up their own roadmaps as to how they will be fossil free while also increasing their competitiveness. In these roadmaps, the industries describe when and how they will be fossil free, what technological solutions need to be developed, what investments need to be made and what obstacles need to be removed. Read more

The Swedish Climate Policy Council

The Climate Policy Council is an independent scientific council with the task to assess if the overall policy of the Government is compatible with the climate goals.

Sweden shall have zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2045

In June 2017, a broad majority in the Swedish parliament decided on a climate policy framework for Sweden. The framework consists of three parts: long-term goals, a planning and monitoring system, and a climate policy council. Parts of the framework are regulated by a Climate Act, which came into force January 1 2018.

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