Ministry of the Environment (Sweden)

Coordinates: 59°19′48.3″N 18°04′01.6″E / 59.330083°N 18.067111°E / 59.330083; 18.067111
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Ministry of the Environment
Agency overview
Formed1987 (1987)[1]
Superseding agency

The Ministry of the Environment (Swedish: Miljödepartementet), was a ministry within the Government of Sweden. It operated between 1987 and 2022.[2]

The ministry was merged into the

Ministry of Enterprise and Innovation, forming the Ministry of Climate and Enterprise on 1 January 2023.[3]


The ministry was founded in 1987 as the Ministry of the Environment and Energy (

Ministry of Industry. In 1990, the short form name of Ministry of the Environment was used, and energy issues transferred back to the Ministry of Industry, although supervision of nuclear energy was retained. In 1991, the ministry was renamed to the Ministry of the Environment and Natural Resources (Swedish
: Miljö- och naturresursdepartementet).

From 1 January 2005,

second cabinet of Stefan Löfven the ministry changed name to Ministry of the Environment (Swedish
: Miljödepartementet).

Following the election of the

See also


  1. ^ "Miljödepartementet". Nationalencyklopedin (in Swedish). Archived from the original on April 18, 2013. Retrieved 13 November 2010.(subscription required)
  2. ^ a b "Nya regeringen lägger ner miljödepartementet". DN.SE (in Swedish). 2022-10-18. Retrieved 2022-10-19.
  3. ^ "Ministry of Rural Affairs and Infrastructure". Regeringen och Regeringskansliet. 2023-07-07. Retrieved 2023-07-17.
  4. ^ Offerman, Catrin (12 January 2005). "Miljödepartementet nedlagt" [Ministry of the Environment abolished]. (in Swedish). Archived from the original on 18 October 2022. Retrieved 2023-05-19.
  5. ^ Sahlin, Mona (20 April 2005). "Sweden (Part 2) | Department of Economic and Social Affairs". United Nations Commission for Sustainable Development. Archived from the original on 19 March 2021. Retrieved 2023-05-19. [...] a Ministry of Sustainable Development was formed earlier this year. The tasks of the previous Ministry of the Environment have been merged with new areas of responsibility such as energy, emissions trading, construction, planning and housing.
  6. ISSN 1101-2447
    . Retrieved 2023-05-19.

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