The Global Programme 2014 – 2018, funded by the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida), focuses on sustainable natural resource management.
The use of natural resources and ecosystem services is in many developing and transition countries not sustainable. Natural resources have a tendency to be over-exploited and their value is not properly accounted for in the market. The consequences of unsustainable usage of natural resources and ecosystem services have major impacts, not only on the environment and the major earth systems as climate regulation and biodiversity, but also for human societies and development.
The aim of the programme is to contribute towards a sustainable management of natural resources and ecosystem services in participating transition and development countries. The programme wants to strengthen institutional capacities of government agencies as well as the UN system. This will benefit all human beings and particularly the least well-off who often are more depending on natural resources and ecosystem services for their living.
The Global Programme carried out by the Swedish Environmental Protection Agency in cooperation with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the United Nations Environment Programme (UN Environment) and the Sustainable United Nations (SUN), the World Bank and the Environment for Development Centres.
The Programme is financed by the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida) and operates through 2014 until 2018.
The programme which is built on the experiences from the Swedish EPA’s previous Global Programme; and the experience, infrastructure and global network of the partner organisations, consists of four different sub-programmes:
Contact: Maria Bang