For a better climate
Sweden has ratified the UN Climate Convention which aims to reduce the emission of greenhouse gases into the atmosphere and also the subsequent Kyoto Protocol with its implementation rules and guidelines.
The countries have several tools for reaching the emission objectives cost-effectively. The project-based mechanisms and trading emission rights constitute the Kyoto Protocol's flexible mechanisms. The Swedish Energy Agency works to develop the Kyoto Protocol's project-based mechanisms, i.e. Joint Implementation (JI) and Clean Development Mechanism (CDM), through Sweden's International Climate Investment Programme, SICLIP. The mechanisms also promote sustainable development in developing countries.
The Swedish Energy Angency assists and supports
In the role as Designated Focal Point for JI and Designated National Authority for CDM, the Swedish Energy Agency assists companies with support and competence prior to project investments in the acquisition of emission rights. The Agency is also the official Swedish point of contact for JI and CDM with regards to the Climate Convention. This means that, on behalf of Sweden, it approves projects and authorises companies to participate in the flexible mechanisms. The Swedish Energy Agency also offers support to the Swedish Government Offices in climate negotiations during meetings of member nations at the Climate Convention and participates in EU expert groups.