Policy status:Superseded
Date Effective:2007
Policy Type:Policy Support>Strategic planning
Policy Target:Energy Sector>Energy Efficiency / Demand Reduction, Framework/ Multi-sectoral Policy
Agency:Ministry of the Environment

In December 2007, the Swedish Ministry of the Environment released an Information Sheet on the countrys policies and actions to respond to climate change, noting that climate change has been identified as one of the top priorities for this term of government. In addition to the activities already under way in the field of climate and energy, the Swedish government proposed a range of additional initiatives to the value of SEK 1 billion for 2008 to 2010. Additionally, the government is investing SEK 420 million in energy efficiency measures over the same period. These measures will be implemented in policies related to environment, forestry, agriculture and energy. Initiatives are being taken in the following areas: - Climate research (SEK 24 million) - Energy efficiency measures (SEK 310 million) - Pilot and demonstration projects for second-generation biofuels (SEK 150 million) - Network for wind power (SEK 40 million) - Sustainable yield of bioenergy in agriculture and forestry (SEK 40 million) - Climate investments in other countries (SEK 96 million) - Programme for sustainable cities (SEK 340 million) The Information Sheet also explains that the government has initiated a project to the value of SEK 530 million for seven years to develop environmental technology in Sweden and opportunities for exporting Swedish technology. The Information Sheet also outlines activities in particular sectors, such as the buildings and transport sector, climate-related tax measures, efforts being taken by the public sector. It also descirbes the Climate Bill, planned for 2008, which will set out long-term measures and policy instruments.

This record is superseded by:An integrated climate and energy policy framework: "A sustainable energy and climate policy for the environment, competitiveness and long-term stability"

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