Sweden’s environment minister ‘fairly happy’ with agreements from COP26 climate meeting

Swedish Environment Minister Per Bolund speaks to the press during the COP26 UN Climate Change Conference in Glasgow on November 12, 2021.
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  • The politicians at the COP26 UN Climate Change Conference finally reached an agreement in Glasgow this weekend.
  • Despite the pact’s dialed-down ambitions for moving away from coal power, Swedish Radio News reports that the Minister for Environment and Climate Per Bolund is fairly happy with the outcome.
  • But when climate activist Greta Thunberg spoke to Swedish Television about the climate meeting, she was critical. She says that “not winning fast enough is equal to losing”.
Radio Sweden

For more on COP26, listen to Radio Sweden’s full report.

Related stories from around the North: 

Canada: October saw ‘extraordinary, record-setting heat’ in parts of Arctic Canada, CBC News

Finland: Climate change worries Finland’s young reindeer herders, Yle News

Greenland: Greenland accedes to UN treaty against mercury pollution, Eye on the Arctic

Norway: Norway’s new government highlights fight against climate change and continued oil drilling, The Independent Barents Observer

Russia: Is mercury harming foxes in the Russian Arctic?, Eye on the Arctic

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

United States: New research shows how Alaska subsistence harvesters are having to adapt to climate change, Alaska Public Media

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