Can Sweden’s 27-year-old climate minister match up to the far right? with Romina Pourmokhtari
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Sweden is known for its climate ambition, and was the first country to set a goal to reach net zero by 2045. Yet a new government aligned with the far-right Sweden Democrats has thrown that commitment into question. Enter Romina Pourmokhtari who, at 26 years old, became the country's youngest-ever cabinet member when she was chosen as climate minister in October. This week on Zero, Akshat Rathi asks Romina whether Sweden will still meet its climate commitments, how her first 100 days in office have been, and what she hopes to achieve on climate now that Sweden is chairing the European council.

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