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Sweden's carbon tax

The Swedish carbon tax was instituted in 1991, alongside an already existing energy tax, and it remains a cornerstone of Swedish climate policy. Over time, the carbon tax has increased in importance, contributing to a broad range of environmental and climate objectives.

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Ministry of Finance
  • UN Handbook on Carbon Taxation with a Swedish touch

    Several employees at the Tax and Customs Department of the Swedish Ministry of Finance have been involved in the elaboration of a new handbook on carbon taxation. The handbook is aimed to inspire more countries to use taxation as an instrument for reducing emissions. The UN Tax Committee launched the handbook on October 25th.

  • The Swedish way of carbon taxation

    Illustration: Government Offices of Sweden

    Over time, the Swedish carbon tax has increased in importance, contributing to a broad range of environmental and climate objectives. For example, the carbon tax provides incentives to reduce energy consumption, improve energy efficiency and increase the use of renewable energy alternatives.

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  • UN Handbook on Carbon Taxation with a Swedish touch

    Several employees at the Tax and Customs Department of the Swedish Ministry of Finance have been involved in the elaboration of a new handbook on carbon taxation. The handbook is aimed to inspire more countries to use taxation as an instrument for reducing emissions. The UN Tax Committee launched the handbook on October 25th.

  • Sweden’s carbon tax

    Climate change is one of the most pressing challenges facing the international community. A broad range of policy instruments can be used to curb carbon emissions, and economic instruments such as taxes and emissions trading are critical elements of any comprehensive mitigation strategy.