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Source: Government of Sweden

It its autumn amending budget for 2019, the Government proposes that more money should be invested this year in the protection of valuable natural environments and in a climate bonus for cars with very low emissions. The Government’s proposal for the autumn amending budget is based on an agreement between the Government, the Centre Party and the Liberal Party.

“The Government wants to step up the pace of efforts to protect valuable natural environments this year. We therefore propose providing additional funds that reduce the negative impact of the cutbacks made in the budget adopted by the Riksdag,” says Minister for Environment and Climate Isabella Lövin.

In the spring amending budget for 2019, the Government increased the appropriation for the protection and preservation of valuable natural environments. Despite these additional funds, there are a number of cases involving nature reserves where the landowner has still not received compensation. To facilitate these payments, and since further measures for the protection and preservation of valuable natural environments are needed, additional funds must be added to the appropriation. The Government therefore considers that the appropriation for the protection of valuable natural environments should be increased by SEK 200 million in the autumn amending budget.

Furthermore, the Government proposes that in the autumn amending budget, the climate bonus for cars in the bonus-malus system be increased by SEK 100 million in 2019 since the need for funds is greater than previously estimated, in part because the sale of climate bonus cars increased more than was previously expected.

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