UNFCCC Publishes Sweden’s Fifth National Communication Review Report

19 April 2011: The UNFCCC Secretariat has published the report (FCCC/IDR.5/SWE) of the in-depth review of the fifth national communication (NC5) of Sweden.

The Expert Review Team (ERT) finds that the NC5 provides a good overview of the national climate policy of Sweden. The information provided in the NC5 includes almost all mandatory information required by the UNFCCC reporting guidelines and all elements of the supplementary information required under Article 7 of the Kyoto Protocol, with the exception of information on what “new and additional” financial resources it has provided.

The ERT finds that Sweden is on track to meet its commitments for the first commitment period of the Kyoto Protocol with existing measures alone. The most important policies and measures to meet these commitments are energy and carbon taxes, as well as the EU emissions trading system (ETS). [Publication: In-depth review of the fifth national communication  of Sweden]