The climate budget lands at SEK 19.3 billion. This is slightly lower than last year, and 4.5 billion less than two years ago. A saving of 18 percent in two years.

There are many points that the government presents as investments in the budget. Investments in wetlands and investments in valuable nature of SEK 500 million. In reality, however, these are areas where the budget lines are the same, or even less, than two years ago.

Emissions continue to increase

And the budget means that emissions will continue to increase, both in 2024 and 2025. Already the policy decided until July 2023 will increase emissions by 2030, the climate report says. This also includes EU policy, but above all it is about the Tidö parties' reduced reduction obligation at the turn of the year. Still, the possible effect of lower fuel prices on travel and the pace of electrification has not been taken into account.

In addition, the government's budget will further increase emissions, Elisabeth Svantesson admits. This is not least about the reduced tax on petrol and fuel, a reform that is expected to increase emissions by 350,000 tonnes. The policy pursued, including the new budget, indicates that Sweden will not achieve the climate goals by either 2030 or 2040, the budget bill states.

Long-term measures

Among measures to reduce emissions, the Government highlights a number of reforms that will facilitate nuclear power and shorten permit processes. Measures that the Minister of Finance believes in the long term will mean a lot for the climate.

The biggest investments in money are various grants and interfere with investments in everything from charging stations to biogas plants. Klimatklivet receives an extra SEK 800 million, even the industrial climate leap and so-called climate premiums are items that have increased in every budget last year, regardless of government. In total, this gives close to three billion more in two years, and hopes for reduced emissions both in the short and long term.