Sweden cooperates with several countries to contribute to the global work on environment and climate. The Swedish Environmental Protection Agency (Swedish EPA) is now publishing a report in which activities from 2018 are being presented.
Sweden and Kosovo have launched a project that will support Kosovo in completing the Kosovo environment program (KEP).
During 2019, Swedish EPA plans to engage with four additional countries and continue the dialogue with current partners.
The global production of synthetic textiles has increased from 10 to 72 million tonnes per year (Eunomia 2016). Washing of these textiles is one of the sources of microplastic fibres that has raised increased concern.
Learn more about a two-team innovation competition to reach zero emissions in the infrastructure sector. The Swedish EPA is hosting a side event about innovation and circularity the 10th of December at the Nordic pavilion at the climate talks COP24.
Outdoor air pollution is ranked as one of the ten most common causes of death around the world today. Each year, more than four million people die prematurely as a result of poor air quality. The steps that international organisations can take to speed up efforts to improve air quality and limit the global effects on health was the starting point for a three-day conference in Gothenburg.
Across the country, a review of high-value landscape is taking place as part of implementing a national strategy to provide legal protection of forests and to develop action plans for green infrastructure. These high-value landscapes are to be updated by 2018.
The webinar series runs from October until December 2017 and addresses environmental governance issues of the mining sector with case studies from Colombia, Kenya Mozambique, and Mongolia.