Sweden’s Parliament (the Riksdag), the supreme political decision-making body in the country, has adopted environmental quality objectives and interim targets for sustainable development.
In April 1999, the Riksdag adopted 15 national environmental quality objectives. On a number of subsequent occasions, it passed resolutions introducing a total of 71 interim targets. In November 2005, a 16th environmental quality objective was adopted by the Riksdag. At the same time, some interim targets were withdrawn and others set or revised. In June 2009, an additional target was introduced under the objective Reduced Climate Impact, bringing the number of interim targets to 73.
On 22 June 2010, the Riksdag established a new goal structure for environmental efforts, a new organisational framework, and a new basis for assessing progress towards the environmental quality objectives.