Parliamentary Climate Change Talks Reach Partial Agreement
Sweden’s parliamentary political parties have failed to agree in negotiations on a plan to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 2020.
The government wanted to cut emissions by 38 percent compared to emission levels from 1990. The opposition parties wanted to go even further.
But the 7 parties did all agree on long term goals, with emissions falling by between 75 to 90 percent by 2050.
This will be attained by increasing railway capacity, raising taxes on fuel and increasing energy efficiency, according to the agreement between the 7 parliamentary parties.