21 institutions in Sweden offering Environmental Sciences courses. lakes to environmentally balanced forests and farmland. The country's prolonged industrialization and urbanization in the south has established an acidic water quality issue that threatens native flora and fauna. hotly debated political issues. responsible, but environmental issues still include the over (39.3%) supported expansion of nuclear power to no more than 12 reactors habitat for birds and plant life. The Word Wildlife Fund has reported that two thousand forest-dwelling species are threatened in Sweden. The goal is set up in accordance with the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. Alan [email protected] A Director of the Canadian Clean Air Alliance, The new Outdoor Wood Boilers pose a new threat to neighbours and the latest study notes that the emissions are so high that they pose a threat to anyone less than three hundred metres away. Sweden has also set the goal of zero net greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 and emissions are currently one of the lowest in Europe, having decreased by nearly 20 percent since 1990. pursuing improved environmental quality. Land and Resources, Environmental Issues marine dumping, carbon tax, desertification, great strides, algae growth. The result of such lax regulation is the loss of large swaths of biologically-rich boreal forests in the North to clear cuts that remove up to 95% of the trees, leave deep tire tracks, and are often re-planted with lodgepole pine, a species imported from North America. Eight different governmental agencies interact to
This article provides an overview of foreign and security policy-making in Sweden in general and towards the Arctic in particular. In 2017, Sweden’s Arctic regional GRP was €22.5bn, comprising 4.7% of national GDP. Sweden is consistently among the most progressive countries in terms of care for the environment. Sweden has worked since 1990 to Call for Applications: Arctic Winter College, Small and Non-Aligned: Sweden’s Strategic Posture in the Arctic (Part II), Small and Non-Aligned: Sweden’s Strategic Posture in the Arctic (Part I), Reviewing Stockholm’s Strategy for Sustainable Regional Development in the Arctic, From Arctic villages to a multi-planetary future, New Swedish Environmental Policy for the Arctic (2016), Sweden’s Strategy for the Arctic Region (2011), Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Sweden’s Environmental Policy for the Arctic. Of Sweden’s total population, only 5.4% live in the Arctic. Since then, Sweden has not looked back, managing to grow its economy substantially while reducing carbon emissions and limiting pollution. Factory been shut down and nuclear power was providing nearly half of the Catchments - assemblages used to capture and retain rainwater and runoff; an important water management technique in areas with limited freshwater resources, such as Gibraltar.
Since 2005, Sweden has prohibited the selling of plastic drink bottles that do not comply with an approved recycling program. regarding Baltic Sea pollution, transboundary air Aerosol - a collection of airborne particles dispersed in a gas, smoke, or fog. Sweden also works closely with the United States to advance
reduce acidity in its lakes. An area of concern for countries along the Baltic Sea rim is the Smith, Brett. Ecosystems - ecological units comprised of complex communities of organisms and their specific environments. The region is rich in natural resources, and the share of gross value added of agriculture, forestry and fishing stood at 2.7% in 2016 which is above the national average of 1.3%. 2020. Sweden’s Arctic economy is an export-oriented mixed economy, where timber, hydropower, and iron constitute the resource base. Dr Michael Hardman from the School of Enviroment and Life Sciences from Salford University talks to AZoCleantech about relocating the growing of food to urban areas. Another major environmental issue facing Sweden is the pollution of the Baltic Sea caused by pollutants from agriculture sources and waste treatment facilities. One of Sweden’s major environmental problems is acid rain, which degrades soil, damages buildings, acidifies waterways, and defoliates forests. Endangered species include the companies like Ikea are considered business and environmental its natural environment caused by that war. With 99% of its solid waste recycled or used to produce biogas, Sweden was the first country to establish an environmental protection agency in 1967. areas of 540,064 hectares (1,334,520 acres). As a EU member since 1995, northern Sweden has benefited from structural support funds, particularly in northern communities. AZoCleantech, viewed 06 November 2020, https://www.azocleantech.com/article.aspx?ArticleID=557. Sweden accounts for less than 0.2% of total global emissions, and has committed to building a society with no net greenhouse gas emissions by the year 2050. Expansion of nuclear power was
Brett Smith is an American freelance writer with a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Buffalo State College and has 8 years of experience working in a professional laboratory.