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Sweden’s GHG emissions fell by 3% in 2022 to reach 49.5 MtCO2eq

Sweden’s greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions decreased by 3% in 2022 compared to 2021, according to preliminary statistics. Emissions reached 49.5 MtCO2eq in 2022, which is 1.5 MtCO2eq less than the previous year. They decreased in all industries except transport.

GHG emissions from the transport industry increased by 12% to 780 ktCO2eq in 2022. The air transport industry accounted for the largest increase in emissions, while there was a decrease in emissions from the road transport sector.

Emissions from private consumption decreased by 611 ktCO2eq (-7%), while emissions from the manufacturing sector fell by 448 ktCO2eq (-3%). In electricity, gas and heating production as well as water, sewage and waste treatment and management, emissions decreased by 390 ktCO2eq (-5%).