- Swedish greenhouse gas emissions rose last year after falling during the start of the coronavrius pandemic, according to preliminary figures from the Environmental Protection Agency.
- Compared to 2020, emissions increased by 4 percent last year, totaling 48 million tons of greenhouse gases.
- The agency’s Anna-Karin Nyström says Sweden must decrease its carbon emissions each year if it is to meet its climate goals.
Related stories from around the North:
Canada: “Our climate is changing before our eyes,” says WMO upon release of new report, Eye on the Arctic
Greenland: Climate change accelerating ice loss from peripheral glaciers, Eye on the Arctic
Iceland: Natural event seems to slow Icelandic glacier melt, Eye on the Arctic
Norway: Will the green transition be the new economic motor in the Arctic?, Eye on the Arctic
Sweden: Sweden’s climate policies closer to reaching goals, Radio Sweden
United States: Bering Sea ice at lowest extent in at least 5,500 years, study says, Alaska Public Media