Barents Environment Ministerial Meeting was held 4-5 February in Luleå, Sweden.
The workshop arranged for training industry practitioners, regional environmental officers and BAT experts of the Murmansk region (SA No 1b-5) has become the final training event in a series of intensive workshops organised in the Barents region within the framework of Supporting Activities. Read more
An Intensive Practical Workshop “Environmental Hot Spots of the Barents region: Best Available Techniques, Best Environmental Practices, Integrated Environmental Permits and Environmental Performance Enhancement Programmes" was held in Arkhangelsk, 22-26 April 2019 Read more
Marine litter and microplastics Read more
The 50th meeting of theWGE took place in Skellefteå, 13-15 November 2018, with 30 participants from Russia, Norway, Finland and Sweden. Read more
Julia Bobina will be taking care of Maria Dianova’s duties as Climate, Environment and Hot Spots Adviser at the International Barents Secretariat during her maternity leave. Read more
Several events on climate and environment were held in Arkhangelsk during the last week. Launch of a new climate project was followed by the meeting on Barents environmental Hot Spots. In addition, Nordic Environment Finance Corporation (NEFCO) held several meetings on prospective environment and energy projects with municipalities of the region, Energy Efficiency Center and other stakeholders. Read more
Norway handed over the Chairmanship of the Working Group on Environment to Sweden during the Ministerial meeting in Vadsø. Concluding the Norwegian Chairmanship the main results of the work during the past two years were presented. One of these is the further elimination of the Barents Environmental Hot Spots in the Russian part of the Barents Region. Three new hot spots are now excluded from the list. The Swedish Chairmanship will further work on exclusion of the Barents Environmental Hot Spots, follow-up the “Barents 2050” and the Action Plan on Climate Change, continue emphasizing regional cooperation and finalize the Strategy for Protection of Intact Forest Read more