Sweden aims to be ‘role model and bridge builder’ on climate change

A file photo of Sweden’s environment minister Per Bolund. Sweden can serve as a bridge builder and a role model on the international climate scene (Bobby Yip/Reuters)
  • Sweden can serve as a bridge builder and a role model on the international climate scene, says environment minister Per Bolund.
  • Bolund spoke to Radio Sweden ahead of the UN global climate meeting COP26 that starts in Glasgow this weekend.
  • However, Sweden is not yet on track to meet its own climate target of zero net emissions by 2045, according to the Climate Policy Council.
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