Climate emissions bounced back in 2021 after dropping during pandemic

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  • Swedish greenhouse gas emissions rose last year after falling during the start of the coronavrius pandemic, according to preliminary figures from the Environmental Protection Agency.

  • Compared to 2020, emissions increased by 4 percent last year, totaling 48 million tons of greenhouse gases.

  • The agency's Anna-Karin Nyström says Sweden must decrease its carbon emissions each year if it is to meet its climate goals.