SWEDEN -JANNIE STAFFANSSON JANNIE STAFFANSON • From Idre in Sweden. • Currently living in Gothenburg. • Environmental/ Organic Chemistry master student. • Sáminuorra- Samii Youth organization. • PUSH- Sweden • Representing the Samii Council in the Arctic Council Task Force for Action on Black Carbon and Methane. FOSSIL INDEPENDENCE - “VEHICLE FLEET” Today most of the transportation in Sweden are based on fossil fuel. Goal: No release of greenhouse gases in 2030. Vision: - In 2030, A vehicle fleet that´s independent of fossil fuel. - In 2050, Sweden shall have a sustainable energy source and provide energy in a resource effective way without no emission of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere. The energy source is almost C02-free (nuclear power included). We need more renewable energy sources and more energy efficient. MINING Government are pushed to provide minerals to Europe. • Impact of the environment and emissions of heavy metals and impurities in the nature and water supplies. • Safety rules of environment. • Location. “ The UN Commitee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination calls on the Swedish government to stop all activities at the proposed nickel mine in Rönnbäcken south of Tärnaby, Västerbotten, Sweden.” (1) http://www.svt.se/nyheter/regionalt/vasterbottensnytt/un-stop-the-mining-in-sweden SUMMARY • Sweden needs to shift to sustainable renewable energy sources. • Sweden needs to find a sustainable way to handle the mining issues, that’s humane and does not risk the water supplies or the surrounding environment. • Sweden should not be depending on Nuclear power. • Sweden should be independent of fossil fuel.