Swedish environmental minister leads discussions on climate finance at pre-COP26 meeting

At a ministerial meeting held in Milan in late September of 2021, Sweden’s Minister for the Environment, Per Bolund, led preparatory discussions on climate finance before the 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26).

COP26 will take place in Glasgow, Scotland from October 30 - November 12, 2021. At the pre-COP Milan meeting, ministers focused on general issues concerning the COP26 agenda, such as climate adaptation, change, and finance, as well as specific issues such as meeting the 1.5°C target limit for global warming and finalizing the Paris Agreement Rulebook.

Regarding climate finance, the objective - set at COP15 in Copenhagen in 2009 - is to mobilize US$100.0 billion per year for the period 2020-2025; deliberations on a new target for the post-2025 period will be initiated during COP26.

Press release – Government Offices of Sweden (in Swedish)