Green party spokesperson Isabella Lövin.
Green party spokesperson Isabella Lövin. Credit: Janerik Henriksson/TT

Greens want SEK 50 billion spent on climate

As general elections approach, the Green party, the junior partner in the government, said on Friday that it wants to spend SEK 50 billion on climate policies in a reform package over the next four years with the goal of a completely fossil-fuel free Sweden by 2030.

"We face humanity's biggest challenge, which is global warming. We must have ambitious and rapid policies to reduce emissions in Sweden," says Green party spokesperson Isabella Lövin (MP), to news agency TT.

She told the press that the money would come from the regular budget and an increase in environmental taxes, including the flight tax.

Distance-based taxes on heavy goods vehicles would be another measure to help meet the 2030 fossil fuel target as well as improved rail services.

The party also wants to make it easier to live and work outside of the big cities.

TT

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