Last updated on:
Tuesday, 18 August 2020
Year of approval of the SD strategy and updates

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

Ministry of the Environment – Coordination of National SD

Further information about the SD strategy process

Previous NSDS: 'A Swedish Strategy for Sustainable Development - Economic, Social and Environmental' (2004) (English summary)