Local action on climate change : Swedish experiences
This report presents several examples of the extensive climate efforts under way in Swedish municipalities and regions. The local and regional levels play decisive roles in implementing international climate efforts. We have a great deal to learn from each other, and many solutions already exist.
Sweden’s municipalities, county councils and regions are prepared to assume responsibility for a broad range of initiatives aimed at reducing climate impact, securing energy supplies and adapting to climate change. At the same time, it is crucial that the national government and the European Union support municipalities and regions in their efforts and assume their part of the responsibility for the infrastructure, knowledge base, regulatory structures and economic policy instruments.