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Swedish strategy for global action on the environment, climate, oceans and natural resources 2018-2022.
by Government of Sweden (Government)
On the 1st of June 2017 the Swedish Government decided to start developing a new strategy for global action on the environment, climate, oceans and natural resources. This is the first time oceans are explicitly highlighted as a focus area. The forthcoming strategy will enable the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida) to support global action for Sustainable Oceans, including support to normative processes and institutional capacity building, during the period 2018-2022. The funds, preliminary totalling up to 750 million USD in grants over the 5 year period, amount to significantly raised ambitions for this strategy as a whole but in particular regarding oceans. Possibilities to use innovative finance, such as guarantees, to leverage additional finance will also be explored.
Progress reports
14.1
By 2025, prevent and significantly reduce marine pollution of all kinds, in particular from land-based activities, including marine debris and nutrient pollution
Type of commitment
14.2
By 2020, sustainably manage and protect marine and coastal ecosystems to avoid significant adverse impacts, including by strengthening their resilience, and take action for their restoration in order to achieve healthy and productive oceans
Type of commitment
14.3
Minimize and address the impacts of ocean acidification, including through enhanced scientific cooperation at all levels
Type of commitment
14.4
By 2020, effectively regulate harvesting and end overfishing, illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing and destructive fishing practices and implement science-based management plans, in order to restore fish stocks in the shortest time feasible, at least to levels that can produce maximum sustainable yield as determined by their biological characteristics
Type of commitment
14.5
By 2020, conserve at least 10 per cent of coastal and marine areas, consistent with national and international law and based on the best available scientific information
Type of commitment
14.6
By 2020, prohibit certain forms of fisheries subsidies which contribute to overcapacity and overfishing, eliminate subsidies that contribute to illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing and refrain from introducing new such subsidies, recognizing that appropriate and effective special and differential treatment for developing and least developed countries should be an integral part of the World Trade Organization fisheries subsidies negotiation
Type of commitment
14.7
By 2030, increase the economic benefits to Small Island developing States and least developed countries from the sustainable use of marine resources, including through sustainable management of fisheries, aquaculture and tourism
Type of commitment
14.a
Increase scientific knowledge, develop research capacity and transfer marine technology, taking into account the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission Criteria and Guidelines on the Transfer of Marine Technology, in order to improve ocean health and to enhance the contribution of marine biodiversity to the development of developing countries, in particular small island developing States and least developed countries
Type of commitment
14.b
Provide access for small-scale artisanal fishers to marine resources and markets
Type of commitment
14.c
Enhance the conservation and sustainable use of oceans and their resources by implementing international law as reflected in UNCLOS, which provides the legal framework for the conservation and sustainable use of oceans and their resources, as recalled in paragraph 158 of The Future We Want
Type of commitment
06/2019-2023
- Annual reports from Sida to the Swedish Government, including tracking progress on the strategies contributions to the realization of SDG14 (Delivery by 06/ 2019-2023).
12/2017
- Government decision on new strategy for global action on the environment, climate, oceans and natural resources 2018-2022.
Financing (in USD)
750,000,000 USD
Staff / Technical expertise
The Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency will assign staff to ensure the implementation the new strategy
Basic information
Time-frame: 01/2018 - 12/2022
Partners
TBD likely partners are United Nations system, other intergovernmental organizations, Swedish Agencies, etc.
Ocean Basins
  • Global
Beneficiary countries
Other beneficaries
Contact information
Anders Alm, Sida, Anders.Alm@sida.se,
Stockholm , Sweden
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