UN climate talks in Bonn this week considered how to implement the 2015 Paris Agreement to slow global warming to less than two degrees Celsius.
Radio Sweden's coverage of environmental and energy issues
- Emissions resume increase.
A rare white elk - or moose - that had been threatened with being shot, has had the threat lifted by police, at least in the local area where the animal lives.
A rare white elk - or moose - that captured worldwide attention earlier this year now faces the threat of shooting after the animal attacked a member of the public.
Joel Clement resigned from his US government job in protest against the change in climate policy. Now Sweden is paying for him to present the Arctic Resilience Report at the UN climate conference.
- New study.
A Danish-German study has found that the amount of microplastic components has not increased in the Baltic Sea over the last thirty years, despite the production of plastics tripling over the same period, reports Swedish Radio P4 Gotland.
- Global summit starts today.
As 190 countries meet in Bonn, Germany, to discuss how to limit global warming following the Paris Agreement, we hear how climate change affects Sweden.
- Conservation biologist: People think we have a lot of forests but I don't agree(4:19 min) (4:19 min)Biodiversity.
Sweden's forests cover 60% of the country's land area, one of the highest percentages in Europe. But conservation biologist Rebecka Le Moine tells Radio Sweden that only one to two percent of this is actually natural, old-growth forest, and that it's under threat.
Two out of three Swedes surveyed are positive to the idea of an outright ban of single-use plastic items such as coffee cup lids, cutlery, and straws.
- Without chemicals.
Swedish mining group, LKAB, is testing hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, at two sites in northern Sweden.
- 'Alternative Nobel.'
The 2017 Right Livelihood Award has been awarded to an American, an Azerbaijani, an Indian and an Ethiopian.
- Resilience conference.
Environment professor Johan Rockström believes Sweden could be a role model for the world when it comes to sustainable solutions.
- Use rainwater more.
Climate change will make it more important than ever to save rainwater that falls on our rooftops in urban areas. While some European countries have turned to rainwater harvesting, Sweden has been slow to respond.
- Could help keep down deer numbers.
A conservation group in the UK is planning to capture six lynx in Sweden and use them to reintroduce the big cat predator around 1,300 years after it became extinct in the country.
- Leaving Paris Agreement.
Maria Sunér Fleming, the environment spokesperson at the Confederation of Swedish Industry, says it is a shame that the USA is leaving the global climate agreement.
- Climate change agreement.
The Swedish government says it is a shame the USA is pulling out of the Paris Accord, but that the move away from fossil fuels will happen anyway.