In the fight against climate change, Sweden has taken the lead among the European Union member states. The Nordic nation also tops a ranking of the 141 nations that ratified the historic Paris climate accord that entered into force in November 2016.

NGO network Carbon Market Watch and NGO Transport & Environment released the “EU Climate Leader Board” ranking this week to coincide with negotiations over the EU’s key legislation on climate action.

“We can say that from all EU countries, ...

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