Policy matters


Swedish eco-label offers detailed certification schemes
The Swedish eco-label In particular, the Swedish Society for Nature Conservation (Naturskyddsföreningen), which first issued the label in 1988, has developed criteria for biofuels, electricity supply, district heating and insurance, as well as transport and logistics. In these areas, varying...
European regions bring innovation to life  
The Swedish region Värmland has won the 2014 Regional Innovation Award organised by the Assembly of European Regions (AER) following the building of a sustainable hospital in Karlstad, Sweden.  The Regional Innovation Award aims to recognise European regional authorities and their partners who...
Sweden seeks to support international eco-innovation projects
If the benefits from eco-innovation are to be felt most widely, ways need to be found for eco-innovative companies to internationalise their products and services. VINNOVA, the Swedish Governmental Agency for Innovation Systems, is promoting Swedish eco-innovation in the world's largest emerging...
Sweden sees big biogas potential in waste
Anaerobic digestion of food waste could double Sweden’s biogas production and reduce environmental damage by cutting methane emissions from landfill suggests a government strategy. Swedish government agencies representing energy, agriculture and the environment have made a strong case for large...