Climate and environment

Sweden will be one of the world’s first fossil-free welfare nations

Combating climate change and its consequences is one of the most defining global issues of our time. Sweden aims to be one of the world’s first fossil-free societies through its new ambitious climate goal of net zero emissions by 2045.

To achieve this, all actors in society must work actively to reduce emissions. Collaboration between government, business and civil society is key.

Global warming poses considerable risks for societies around the world. Failing to reduce greenhouse gas emissions could have profound consequences.

Transitioning to sustainable and climate-resilient development will pave the way for new opportunities. Through climate investments, the fossil-free Sweden initiative and international climate action, Sweden will reduce its emissions at the rate necessary to ensure globally sustainable development.

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Every second breath

To protect the ocean is to protect life. Both above and below the water’s surface. Sweden, Germany and France have mobilised EUR 65 million to the Blue Action Fund, which contributes to marine protected areas and better livelihood opportunities for women and men along the coasts of developing countries. #SaveOurOcean #EverySecondBreath

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Stories From Sweden: The fashion library

A day in the life of the sustainable fashionista Sara. To contribute to a healthier planet she founded “The Fashion Library”, a place where you can lease designer clothes.

Follow her from early morning to rush hour to party with her friends, and learn how harsh realizations about the fashion industry forced her to take action.