Since 2018, the Climate Law in Sweden will come into force, setting as goals that the government's climate policy around the objectives of the Paris Agreement. This project seeks to promote a budget law as well as a climate policy action plan to achieve its climate objectives every four years.
This law aims to compromise carbon neutrality by 2021, making it the only country with more than 1 million people with the same ambitious goal. In the words of Gareth Redmond-King, head of climate and energy at the World Wildlife Fund, “With Donald Trump planning to withdraw from the Paris agreement, now more than ever we need the rest of the world to increase its contribution in the fight against climate change. It is an important victory, not only for Sweden, but for all those who care about the future of our environment. "
In recent years, Sweden has been removing carbon from its energy supply. Since the 1970s, he began to build a fleet of nuclear power reactors; In the 1990s, it introduced a carbon tax, which encouraged a move away from fossil fuels; Until now, they began to invest more in renewable energies, such as wind and solar. In fact, currently only a quarter of Sweden's energy comes from fossil fuels, compared to 4/5 in the US and UK.
This law commits the country to reduce its absolute greenhouse gas emissions by up to 85 percent below the levels of the 1990s. It is planned to offset the emissions by investing in projects that help reduce pollution in Sweden and in other places.