The Swedish Agency for Marine and Water Management has bilateral environmental cooperation with six countries. We are currently focusing on Brazil, Russia, China, South Africa, USA and Vietnam.
Environmental problems are transboundary, and in order for Sweden to achieve several of its environmental goals and international commitments, cooperation between countries is necessary. We contribute with our knowledge and experience to achieve sustainable aquatic ecosystems.
The purpose of bilateral cooperation is to:
The bilateral cooperation is a part of Sweden’s environmental politics and occurs within the framework of Swedish government’s policy for global development.
The Swedish government has pointed out the BRIICS countries, among others, as a priority for bilateral cooperation. BRIICS stands for Brazil, Russia, India, Indonesia, China, and South Africa, countries with large economies and high environmental impact.
Our efforts are also directed toward Vietnam where we have long had experience and good contacts with the country’s authorities. The U.S. is also an important strategic country for us to collaborate with on global marine environmental cooperation.
We cooperate primarily within the areas of
The Swedish government has a specific fund for bilateral cooperation with strategic countries in the field of environment and climate. The bilateral cooperation is carried out by the Swedish Agency for Marine and Water Management, the Swedish Chemicals Agency, the Swedish Environmental Protection Agency, the Swedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute and the Council of the Baltic Sea States.
This summary of the annual report, published by The Swedish Environmental Protection Agency, presents the cooperation with Brazil, India, Indonesia, China, Russia, South Africa, USA, Vietnam as well as within the Barents Euro-Artic Council and the Arctic Council in 2017.