Ministry of the Environment (Sweden)
|Headquarters||Fredsgatan 6, Stockholm|
The Ministry of the Environment (Swedish: Miljödepartementet) was a government ministry in Sweden responsible for the government's environmental policies regarding chemicals, natural environment and biological diversity. It was dissolved in 2022 by the government of Ulf Kristersson, with environmental issues being relocated to the Ministry of Enterprise and Innovation.
The ministry offices were located on Fredsgatan 6 in Stockholm.
The ministry was founded in 1987 as the Ministry of the Environment and Energy (
From 1 January 2005,
Following the election of the government of Ulf Kristersson in October 2022, environmental issues were delegated to the Ministry of Enterprise and Innovation, led by the Minister for Energy and Enterprise, Ebba Busch.
Areas of responsibility
The ministry's areas of responsibility were:
- Chemicals policy
- Climate policy
- Ecocycle policy
- Environmental legislation and quality objectives
- Nature conservation and biological diversity
- Sustainable Development
- Water and seas
The ministry was headed by the
The Ministry was divided by nine divisions and the ministry leadership.
- Division for Climate
- Division for Natural Environment
- Division for Chemicals
- Division for Environmental Assessment
- Division for Environmental Objectives
- Division for Coordination and Support
- Division for Legal Services
- Division for International Affairs
- Division for Communication
The Ministry of the Environment and Energy was principal to the following government agencies:
- Formas (Forskningsrådet för miljö, areella näringar och samhällsbyggande)
- Chemicals Agency (Kemikalieinspektionen)
- Nuclear Waste Fund (Kärnavfallsfonden)
- Environmental Protection Agency (Naturvårdsverket)
- Geotechnical Institute (Statens geotekniska institut)
- Radiation Safety Authority (Strålsäkerhetsmyndigheten)
- Water Supply and Sewage Tribunal (Statens va-nämnd)
- Swedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute (Sveriges meteorologiska och hydrologiska institut)
- Agency for Marine and Water Management (Havs- och vattenmyndigheten)
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[...] 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.
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