Evaluation: The Swedish Presidency gets a red card for environmental failure

Publication - December 22, 2009
In June 2009, Greenpeace ranked Sweden’s preparation ahead of its six months as EU president with the red and yellow card system used in football. Greenpeace found that Sweden was already playing a dangerous game in a number of environmental areas and was awarded a yellow card. As full-time approaches for the Swedish presidency, Greenpeace awards the Swedish government a red card. The EU’s paralysis in negotiations for a global climate treaty in Copenhagen last week, the inadequate EU climate targets and the poor profile in other environmental areas are the reasons for this red card.

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