Expert panel: Sweden won’t meet its climate targets

Climate and Environment Minister Romina Pourmokthari holds up the council’s report at a press conference. (Samuel Steén/TT)
  • Sweden is doing more to counteract reductions in greenhouse gas emissions than to support them, and emissions will rise in the short term rather than fall.
  • That’s the verdict of Sweden’s Climate Policy Council, an independent expert body tasked with grading the government’s climate action plan: Sweden’s roadmap for meeting its 2030 and 2045 emissions reduction targets.
  • ”They say it doesn’t really add up, it’s not concrete, and it’s basically misleading,” says Niklas Zachrisson, host of Swedish Radio’s environment program Klotet.
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For more on Sweden’s climate targets, listen to Radio Sweden’s full report.

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