Matilda Ernkrans takes part in event marking start of UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development
Minister for Higher Education and Research Matilda Ernkrans is taking part in a high-level meeting today, Wednesday 3 February. Participants have been convened by UNESCO to mark the start of the UN’s Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development, which starts in 2021.
Place: Digitally via the UN Decade of Ocean Science website
This year, 2021, is the first in the UN’s Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development. The Decade will require strong engagement from the UN Member States. On several occasions, UNESCO has pointed to Sweden as a country that is doing a great deal for the 2030 Agenda and for ocean and climate issues – not least via the education sector. In the Research and Innovation Bill, the Swedish Government will also propose a new national research programme on the oceans and water. Minister for Higher Education and Research Matilda Ernkrans has now been invited to support and represent the Decade of Ocean Science.
“Sweden is and will remain a driving force on issues related to sustainable development and research in the area of the climate and environment. By participating in this initiative, Sweden can continue to strengthen its engagement for clean oceans and for achieving the 2030 Agenda,” says Ms Ernkrans.
The UN’s Decade of Ocean Science, which is led by the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO, is a global initiative to boost research and education so as to achieve the sustainable development goals of the 2030 Agenda.