Collaboration with the USA The Swedish Environmental Protection Agency has initiated a collaboration with California regarding emission trading schemes and a transport effective society. svenska Share Contact Listen California is the seventh largest economy worldwide and an important player within the global work on climate issues. The state is at the forefront of working on environmental issues in the United States of America. In 2017, Sweden and California have signed a letter of cooperation focusing on climate change. During 2018, the Swedish EPA started two collaborations with California, emission trading schemes and transport effective society. Emission trading schemes The Swedish EPA initiated a collaboration with the California Air Resources Board during 2018 to exchange experiences with California on common challenges in pricing and emission trading schemes. The collaboration can contribute to the development of the systems within those areas. Nearly 40 per cent of Sweden’s climate emissions are included in EU’s emission trading schemes and 85 per cent of California’s emissions are included in the corresponding system in California and Quebec. The two systems differ in several regards and have been developed based on different prerequisites within the EU and the USA. The collaboration aims to identify synergies and opportunities for improvement regarding the implementation of the respective emission trading schemes. Transport efficient society During 2018, the Swedish EPA has started a collaboration with California Strategic Growth Council which aims to exchange experiences on Sweden’s and California’s policy instruments for a transport efficient society. A pre-study of similarities and differences in California and Sweden regarding policy instruments commences the collaboration. The transport sector is key in the transition from fossil fuel dependence. A transport efficient society means reducing the amount of vehicle kilometers travelled, VKT (the total distance travelled by vehicles) with energy intensive and motorized transports such as cars, trucks and aero planes.