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Speech by Isabella Lövin at the International Fisheries Transparency Initiative conference
Fisheries Transparency Initiative (FiTI), Mauretanien, 3 February 2016. Check against delivery.
Important success at World Trade Organisation Ministerial Conference in Nairobi
Following five days of intensive negotiations in the Kenyan capital, Nairobi, the 162 member countries of the World Trade Organisation (WTO) were able to reach a new global trade agreement. The agreement includes regulations for export support for agricultural products, preferential treatment for least-developed countries and a separate agreement to eliminate tariffs on technology products. Liberia and Afghanistan were welcomed as new members.
Sweden signs sustainable agriculture and forestry initiatives at climate conference in Paris
Forests and agriculture were in the spotlight on 1 December at the COP21 climate conference. The Government has chosen to support two initiatives. The first aims to reduce deforestation, restore degraded forests and secure communities’ rights to sustainably use the forests they live and work in. The second initiative aims to improve the potential of agricultural land to contribute to food production and climate change efforts.
Sweden takes a seat on Forest Europe General Coordinating Committee
Minister for Rural Affairs Sven-Erik Bucht took part in a high-level Forest Europe Ministerial Conference in Madrid on 20 October. For the first time, Sweden has now taken a seat on the Forest Europe General Coordinating Committee.
Water and food security in a future that is not what it used to be
In this tenth volume of the Swedish FAO Committee’s series of discussion papers, the significance of water for food security, globally and for different groups of people, is discussed.
New Ministry of Enterprise and Innovation as of 1 January 2015
The Government’s objective is that Sweden will have the lowest unemployment in the EU by 2020. The new Ministry of Enterprise and Innovation will be the hub of activities to create jobs and sustainable growth throughout the country.