SWEDISH SUMMARY: Jag får ofta frågan om vad som har skett med förslagen från Miljömålsberedningen gällande läkemedel och miljö. Ett kort svar på den frågan är att ”ärendet fortfarande bereds inom regeringskansliet”. Det är i stort sett också det svar som miljöminister Lena Ek lämnade på Helena Leanders fråga.
You may recall my communications here at the blog regarding the work of the All-Party Committee on Environmental Objectives, and the Pharmaceutical Expert Group supporting them, during 2011 and 2012 (see for instance the blog post from Jan 24, 2012). I often receive questions about the proposals from the Committee and what exactly happened with them. My response has been something like ”government is still reviewing the proposals”. And actually, that is pretty much what our Minister for the Environment, Lena Ek, gave as response to a question on Aug 14 from Helena Leander (the Green Party).
Hence, I do expect more information to come during fall. And it will be very interesting to see the outcome of that review as well as the comments and responses on the Pharmaceutical and Pharmacy Inquiry report from April 5 regarding green economic incentives. Those comments/responses, coming from many different organizations in Sweden, are due September 13.
It will be an interesting fall if you are interested in pharmaceuticals and the environment!