Sweden’s 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