Real men are polluters, say the Swedes

Foreign ministry report finds a small group of males responsible for disproportionate amount of emissions

A "very small group" of Swedish men is responsible for the lion's share of the country's greenhouse gas emissions, according to a 90-page report published by the foreign ministry on Thursday. The study, on "gender equality as a prerequisite for sustainable development", says women globally live in a more sustainable way than men, leave a smaller ecological footprint and cause less climate change. It finds that ten per cent of car drivers, primarily men, account for 60 per cent of passenger kilometres. See foreign ministry report (English).

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