very first Sustainable Development Strategy (SDS) was published in 1994 to
implement the results of the United Nations Conference on Environment and
Development in Rio 1992. Between 1994 and 2002 the Government presented several
publications on each ministry’s different Sustainable Development (SD)
activities and priorities. The next National Sustainable Development Strategy (NSDS)
was prepared in 2002 and adopted by the Swedish Government in 2004. A further
revision of the NSDS was undertaken in 2006. All three dimensions of SD are covered
in the NSDS which is coordinated by the Ministry of the Environment.
Type of SD strategy
NSDS covers all three dimensions of SD.
Lead ministry/institution in
the SD strategy process