Sweden’s Enviromental Objectives Committee: Sharply reduce emissions from domestic transport

Six of seven parties in Sweden’s Enviromental Objectives Committee (Miljömålberedningen) have written an opinion piece published in Dagens Nyheter, outlining their proposals on how Sweden can reduce its greenhouse gas emissions until 2045. The authors suggest that new forms of collaboration between the government and industry must be investigated promptly to allow for emission reductions, for example in the most economically important industries and also in the emission-intensive iron and steel industry. Regarding domestic transport, the authors also propose specific targets, calling for emissions to be at least 70% lower than the 2010 level in 2030. Finally, they propose the establishment of an air pollution control strategy to improve air quality in urban areas where the highest levels of air pollution occurs.

The Committee is due to submit its interim report on a climate and air quality strategy for Sweden on 22 June , according to its website.

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Adin Mezquida Slette is a journalist at Mundus News and a regular contributor to the Monthly Policy Review. She holds a Major in Urban Planning from the Department of Human Geography, Stockholm University. She has additional credits in political science and economy from the American University of Paris, Universidad de la República, Uruguay and Stockolm University. Adin has worked as a Political Advisor to a County Council Commissioner at the Stockholm County Council with regional planning as her area of expertise. The past 12 years she has spent abroad. 10 years in Singapore and now since two years in the UAE were she has been raising a family and pursuing several projects of personal interest always keeping alive a strong interest for politics, economy and the environment.