The global coalition formed to reduce short-lived climate pollutants (SLCP) has launched an international contest to increase knowledge of the SLCP. The competition targets young people aged 12-25 who have ideas about how effective slogans, social media or audiovisual products can be used to increase our understanding of the effects of the pollutants and what can be done to reduce emissions of them. Deadline for submission is September 14. For more information, visit the Coalition website.
On 3 June, Sweden and the United States arranged a discussion on the efforts being made by the global coalition formed to reduce short-lived climate pollutants. At the meeting Lena Ek and US Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton announced that the coalition would be launching a competition in order to heighten awareness of the issue. Invited companies, young researchers and communicators also lent their support to the efforts and contributed some ideas on how the coalition can continue its work.
16 May 2012
State Secretary, Anders Flanking, Ministry of Environment, Sweden
24 April 2012
23 April 2012
Lena Ek on maritime and water policy
The water in our seas, lakes and watercourses is an indispensable resource not only for people in general, but also for businesses, cities and regions. At the same time, this is an area that faces mounting environmental challenges. In an interview, Minister for the Environment Lena Ek talks about the cooperation in HELCOM, for which Sweden holds Chairmanship, the task of planning marine areas and what Sweden does in relation to innovation and maritime policy.
At the closing ceremony of the Stockholm+40 ministerial dialogue the Swedish Minister for the Environment Lena Ek and Minister for International Development Cooperation Gunilla Carlsson handed over the Stockholm Call for Action to Dr Francisco Gaetani, Deputy Minister of the Environment in Brazil and Sha Zukang, Secretary General of RiO+20.