Per Bolund

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Per Bolund
Minister for Housing and Urban Development
In office
18 April 2016 – 25 May 2016
MonarchCarl XVI Gustaf
Prime MinisterStefan Löfven
Preceded byMehmet Kaplan
Succeeded byPeter Eriksson
Personal details
Born (1971-07-03) 3 July 1971 (age 52)
Stockholm, Sweden
Political partyGreen Party
SpouseÅse Ahlstrand

Per Bolund (born 3 July 1971) is a Swedish politician for the Green Party. He served as Deputy Prime Minister of Sweden (in a strictly ceremonial role) and as Minister for the Environment from February to November 2021, and has been co-spokesperson of the Green Party from May 2019[2] until his resignation in November 2023.

He previously served as

Minister for Housing and Urban Development from April to May 2016.[4]

Bolund was elected to the Riksdag in 2006. As Minister for the Environment he made a pledge to double Sweden's climate finance.[5] As leader of the Green Party his withdrawal of support helped bring down the government of Magdalena Andersson in November 2021 because the planned tax cut on petrol in her first budget would lead to higher emissions.[6]

Before politics he trained as a biologist, and his parents are the Aarhus University geneticist Professor Lars Bolund and medical Professor Christina Bolund.[7] In his personal time he is a fan of baseball and football, and follows the Stockholm club AIK Fotboll.[5]


  1. ^ "Per Bolund" (in Swedish). Riksdagen. Retrieved 15 July 2019.
  2. ^ "Per Bolund" (in Swedish). Green Party. Retrieved 15 July 2019.
  3. ^ "Per Bolund: Sweden's great Green pensions hope". Financial Times. Retrieved 18 April 2016.
  4. ^ Sveriges Radio. "Direktrapport om Kaplans avgång" (in Swedish). Retrieved 18 April 2016.
  5. ^ a b "A Swiss pianist, a Rwandan chemist... meet 15 ministers brokering a deal in Glasgow". Climate Home News. 8 November 2021. Retrieved 25 November 2021.
  6. ^ Stockholm, Agencies in (24 November 2021). "Sweden's first female prime minister resigns after less than 12 hours". the Guardian. Retrieved 25 November 2021.
  7. ^ Riksdagsförvaltningen. "Per Bolund (MP) - Riksdagen". (in Swedish). Retrieved 25 November 2021.

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Party political offices
Preceded by Spokesperson of the Green Party
Serving with:
Isabella Lövin (2019–2021)
Märta Stenevi (2021–2023)

Succeeded by
Daniel Hellden
Political offices
Preceded by Minister for Financial Markets
Succeeded by
Deputy Minister for Finance
Preceded by Minister for Consumer Affairs
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Minister for Digitalizion


Succeeded by
Preceded by Minister for Housing
Succeeded by
Preceded by Minister for the Environment
Succeeded by
Deputy Prime Minister of Sweden
(honorary title)

Succeeded by