Sweden: A Global Leader in Reducing Climate Impact

The independent Climate Change Performance Index (CCPI) ranks the world’s countries based on a variety of climate criteria. In 2020 Sweden topped the list for the third year in a row. Sweden reduced its greenhouse gas emissions by 33 per cent from 1990 to 2021. Already in 2012 the government met its target of 49 per cent renewable share in power consumption by 2020.

About 80 per cent of electricity production in Sweden comes from nuclear power and hydropower. More than 2000 hydropower plants account for about half of Sweden’s electricity production. Forest covers 63 per cent of the country and is its main source of bioenergy. Wind power production is increasing year on year in Sweden – between 2000 and 2020 it increased from 0.5 TWh to 27.6 TWh. Wave power and solar power are also on the rise in the country.



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