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Environment & Climate Change

31 August 2020
Mikael Wärnsby Climate Act fails stress test

Sweden - Advokatfirman Lindahl

A Swedish refinery operator has applied for a permit to expand the capacity of its refinery in Western Sweden. The refinery is the largest in the Nordics and its expansion will give rise to increased greenhouse gas emissions, at least locally. The permit assessment has given rise to a question with potentially far-reaching consequences – particularly with regard to the Climate Act – which goes to the core of Sweden's centre-left government.

Author: Mikael Wärnsby
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