Sweden to become ‘carbon neutral’ by 2045

Proposals to help Sweden become “carbon neutral” by 2045 have been unveiled. The parliamentary committee responsible for environmental policy aims to reduce the nation’s carbon emissions by 85% during that period. The […]

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By Jacqueline Echevarria

Proposals to help Sweden become “carbon neutral” by 2045 have been unveiled.

The parliamentary committee responsible for environmental policy aims to reduce the nation’s carbon emissions by 85% during that period.

The remaining 15% will be offset by investing in green projects abroad.

The proposals are currently backed by seven out of eight political parties in the country.

The committee also proposes a climate change bill in which the government presents an action plan showing the steps needed to cope with the long term goal.

According to the Ministry of Environment and Energy, the proposals are “historic”.

A spokesperson told ELN: “It means the committee had reached unified consensus on climate goals, a suggestion of a climate policy framework, a climate law and a climate policy council to review the ongoing work.

“Never before has there been a cross party consensus in regards to climate policy goals. The unison guarantees that climate goals are strengthened, long term and independent of changes in the political regime.”