The forest is a key component of Sweden’s basic industry. It generates renewable and fossil-free raw material, jobs and export revenue, while at the same time absorbing carbon dioxide and combating global warming. The forest is also important for our well-being, providing a chance to experience nature up close and space for recreation.
Almost three-quarters of Sweden is covered by forest and there is now twice as much forest in Sweden as there was a hundred years ago. The more forest we have and the faster it grows, the better it is for the climate.