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OECD Environmental Performance Reviews: Sweden 2014

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This report is the third OECD review of Sweden’s environmental performance. It evaluates progress towards sustainable development and green growth, with a focus on Sweden's longstanding commitment to mitigating emissions of greenhouse gases and its management of marine ecosystem services and water.

 

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Key environmental trends

With high per capita income, low inequality rates and good environmental quality, Sweden’s population enjoys a high standard of living. This chapter provides a snapshot of key environmental trends in Sweden over the period since 2000. It highlights some of the main environmental achievements and the remaining challenges on the path towards green growth and sustainable development. The chapter describes Sweden’s progress in using energy and natural resources efficiently; in reducing the carbon intensity of its economy; in managing its natural asset base; and in improving its people’s environmental quality of life.

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