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In 2007 an advisory Commission on SD, which replaced the Swedish Council for SD, was set up by the Swedish Government. The Commission was to strengthen cooperation and deepen the analysis of issues related to sustainable development. Its remit expired at the end of the Swedish presidency of the EU in 2009. The Commission was chaired by the Swedish Prime Minister and the members were representatives from national ministries, the business sector, NGO’s and the research community. Vice chairs of the Commission were the Minister of Finance and the Minister for the Environment. The Commission on SD was a forum for discussion, analysis and dialogue with the aim of stimulating broader discussion in the society on SD. One objective was to analyse SD issues and develop cross-sectoral action strategies. Climate change was the major focus of the Commission in 2008. Generally, the Commission was  contributing to the NSDS, the EU SDS, international cooperation on SD and to the preparation of the Swedish Presidency of the EU in the second half of 2009. More information can be found at:

For a detailed documentation of all advisory and participatory councils (for SD and/or the environment) in this country, please go to the EEAC website at and click on one of the listed institutions.


This Country Profile has been last updated on: Tuesday, 26 June 2012

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