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Sweden to host UN conference on road safety in 2020
The UN General Assembly in New York confirmed on Thursday 12 April that Sweden will host the Third Global High-Level Conference on Road Safety in 2020.
Government makes announcement on low emission zones
Minister for Infrastructure Tomas Eneroth and Minister for the Environment Karolina Skog have announced how the new provisions on low emission zones would be designed. The Government will give municipalities the possibility of introducing three different kinds of low emission zones as of 1 January 2020.
Minister for Infrastructure and EU Transport Commissioner to host citizens’ dialogue in Stockholm
On Friday 16 March, Minister for Infrastructure Tomas Eneroth and EU Commissioner Violeta Bulc invite the public to a citizen’s dialogue entitled ‘Future of EU transport – sustainable, smart and safe’.
France and Sweden discuss closer cooperation on innovation in clean, connected and autonomous transport
Mrs Elisabeth Borne, French Minister in charge of Transport and Mr Tomas Eneroth, Swedish Minister for Infrastructures inaugurated today the 14th edition of the International Exhibition of Road and Urban Transport Solutions (Solutrans), which runs until 25 November at Lyon. Sweden is a guest of honor at Solutrans this year.
French-Swedish cooperation for a more innovative and greener EU
Prime Minister Stefan Löfven and the French President Emmanuel Macron have signed a strategic partnership for innovation, digital transformation and green solutions. The partnership will help address social challenges, create new jobs and maintain social cohesion.
Swedish Transport Administration to move forward on electric roads
The Government has now instructed the Swedish Transport Administration to investigate and report on whether electric roads could eventually become part of the national road network in Sweden. The Transport Administration will also manage the part of the Sweden-Germany innovation partnership dealing with electric roads.
Clear environmental profile in budget for 2018
Total investments in the area of environment and climate for 2018 amount to SEK 5 billion, allocated to several different expenditure areas. Minister for the Environment Karolina Skog is proud that Sweden has once again presented a budget with a clear environmental profile.
A national cycling strategy for more and safer cycling
The Government has adopted ‘A national cycling strategy for more and safer cycling – contributing to a sustainable society and a high quality of life throughout the country’. The Government wants to encourage long-term sustainable transport solutions. More and safer cycling can help reduce congestion and the environmental impact of travel in built-up areas, and contribute to improved public health. The Government is investing a total of SEK 100 million in an additional cycling initiative in 2016–2017.
Innovation partnership programmes impact Swedish innovative environments
The collaborations, initiatives and projects that have resulted so far from the five innovation partnership programmes were presented when the National Innovation Council met on Monday 28 August. Together, the project managers and the Council looked to the future and discussed critical success factors, goals and opportunities for developing these partnerships. The experiences of partnership working, where the business sector, academia and organisations work together strategically, were highlighted and discussed by the Council.
Fact sheet: Arlanda Airport Council
On 26 January 2017, the Swedish Government adopted a national aviation strategy, A Swedish aviation strategy – for aviation’s role in the transport system of tomorrow, in which it announced the appointment of the Arlanda Airport Council. Note: This is a updated fact sheet, produced in August 2017.