Since then, Sweden has not looked back, managing to grow its economy substantially while reducing carbon emissions and limiting pollution. The forest sector (including wood industry and pulp and paper industry) contributes about 5% to Swedish GDP.
The country’s forest industry has reduced its emissions by over 60% since 2005 and uses almost no fossil fuels in its processes – about 96% of the heating energy used by the forest industry is bioenergy.
However, the average carbon footprint per person and year in Sweden is 10 tonnes, which is significantly higher than the targeted 2 tonnes per person. In an effort to reduce its carbon footprint, the Swedish National Board of Housing, Building and Planning (Boverket) has put forward legislation requiring a climate declaration for buildings.
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