Swedish update on local sustainability
Local authorities working under Sweden's national sustainability programme have achieved "overwhelmingly positive" results "at lower cost than expected," the Swedish environment ministry has reported. Relating to seven municipalities, the findings have emerged shortly after a national overview of sustainability work (EED 14/11/01). According to the report, the local authorities have exceeded targets for cutting sulphur dioxide and nitrogen oxides by large margins and carbon dioxide by a smaller one. Central government has, at the same time, been able to reduce funding levels. See report.