Swedish industry group asks government’s help in shifting away from fossil fuels

Sweden aims to become fossil free by 2045. (Peter Andrews/Reuters)
A group of corporations and other organisations has just handed over a list of political proposals they want carried out to help make Sweden fossil free by 2045.

It’s unusual for companies to be pushing the government to do more on climate change, so this puts them in a very favourable position, says the head of Fossil Free Sweden to Swedish Radio News.

Related stories from around the North:

Canada: Taxing carbon in Canada’s diesel-dependent North, CBC News

Finland: Finnish residents among world’s worst CO2 emitters by air travel, stats show, Yle News

Iceland: Iceland to host international symposium on plastics in Arctic and sub-Arctic, Eye on the Arctic

Norway: Arctic ecosystems face irreversible change without fast climate action, UN report says, The Independent Barents Observer

Russia: Aging smelter near Russia-Norway border will be closed, company says, The Independent Barents Observer

Sweden: Sweden’s cars pollute more than previously thought, Radio Sweden

United States: Alaska’s largest city unveils climate plan calling for 80 percent emissions cut by 2050, Alaska Public Media

Annika Digréus, Radio Sweden

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