In April 2021, the government announced the strengthened local and regional climate measures in the 2021 amending budget as follows:
- Climate adaptation to improve knowledge on climate change with an increased allocation by SEK 40 million
- Supporting the county administrative boards to promote regional measures to contrast climate change with a SEK 20 million budget
- Preventive measures for plastic waste reduction with a total of SEK 20 million (SEK 10 million to strengthen information and knowledge-raising initiatives, and additional SEK 10 million to strengthen beach cleaning in municipalities and green recovery)
- SEK 10 million were invested in job creation in nature conservation, outdoor life, and biodiversity for young people.