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National Strategy for Climate Change Adaptation (Government Bill 2017/18:163)

legislation type Legislative
Passed in 2018
 This law introduces two amendments to Sweden's Planning and Building Act (2010: 900): (1) Municipalities must assess the risk of damage to the built environment as a result of flood, erosion and climate-related risks, as well as how such risks may change in the future, and (2) Municipalities must offer a detailed plan when issuing a land permit for measures that may impair the land's permeability. This law further adopts the Swedish National Climate Strategy into law. The National Climate Strategy concerns municipal land and water use, municipal development and preservation of the built environment, how municipalities intend to meet national climate targets and comply with environmental quality standards, how municipalities aim to consider the plan with respect to other national and regional objectives, how municipalities intend to accommodate long-term housing needs, and how municipalities will consider rural development in coastal zones.


from the Grantham Research Institute
from the Grantham Research Institute
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