Sweden falling behind on eco-goals

Sweden's 'outdoor access rights' have been translated into several languages to encourage immigrants to explore nature. (Jonathan Nackstrand / AFP)
The director general of the forestry agency, Herman Sundqvist says that money for protecting forests has ran out. (Jonathan Nackstrand / AFP)
  • Sweden has set 16 targets for the environment in areas like clean water and thriving forests, but the latest check shows that only two of the goals have a positive trend.
  • The director general of the forestry agency, Herman Sundqvist says that money for protecting forests ran out.
  • The goals of clean air and no artificial acidification have improved, but they are the only ones.
Radio Sweden report

For more on why Sweden might be falling behind on its eco-goals, listen to Radio Sweden’s full report.

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