Despite earlier demands for Sweden to lead the fight against climate change, the red-green coalition government has no position on climate change yet, ahead of a major EU summit.
Newspaper Svenska Dagbladet has learnt that the government has not yet formed any concrete aims to bring to the EU meeting. In opposition the Social Democrats had said the government targets were too weak.
The red-greens still say the EU Commission proposals are too low, but will announce their own goals later.
The EU summit will establish the plan for targets to be met by 2030, and will take place between 23-24 October.
EU Commission has proposed a target of a 40 per cent reduction of climate gases, and that energy should come from 27 per cent renewable sources.
The Left Party and the former environment minister, from the Centre Party, have both criticised the red-greens for not being prepared for the EU Summit.
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