Environment

Working Group on Environment     


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The Barents Region is becoming a strategic region for Europe. Its natural resources and new transportation routes will change the global map on resource use and transportation. Barents Region is proud of its clean environment, large intact natural areas and unique indigenous culture in Europe. An important challenge, thus, for the prosperity of the region is to promote responsible, sustainable and environmentally sound economic activities.

The Working Group on Environment (WGE) covers a wide spectrum of issues and deals with both strong priorities of the Barents Cooperation and major environmental challenges.

The work is therefore organized in subgroups and prioritized themes: Barents environmental Hot Spots, Nature protection and water issues, Cleaner production and environmentally sound consumption.

In addition, the Regional Working Group on Environment carries out cooperation projects between the Barents regions and works in close co-operation with the WGE and its subgroups.

WGE Chairmanship 2018-2019 is held by Sweden. Read more about the Swedish Chairmanship of the WGE in the Working Programme in English and Russian.

 

Subgroups of the WGE

Hot Spots Exclusion (SHE)

Nature Protection and Water Issues (SNPWI)

Cleaner Production and Environmentally Sound Consumption (CPESC) (on hold 2016-2019)

 Events and Meetings

Activity Reports and Work Programmes

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Working Group on Environment in Kjerringøy, September 2017


Project funding in Barents

The IBS has gathered information for all Barents relevant funding sources - more information below!

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Internship at the IBS

Internship at the International Barents Secretariat in Kirkenes - click below for more information!

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