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Main References

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Biodiversity Facts

Status and trends of biodiversity, including benefits from biodiversity and ecosystem services

The content of this biodiversity profile is still draft. The text below has been prepared by SCBD and remains subject to final approval by the Party concerned.

Sweden has a varied landscape with many different ecotypes. Most of the country’s regions have a long history associated with intensive forestry, agricultural or hydroelectric development... More »

Main pressures on and drivers of change to biodiversity (direct and indirect)

The content of this biodiversity profile is still draft. The text below has been prepared by SCBD and remains subject to final approval by the Party concerned.

Main threats to biodiversity in agricultural ecosystems are intensification on one hand, and abandonment on the other. Agricultural intensification, due to economic and technical development, has led to the creation of larger and more intensively farmed units and the abandonment of semi-natural habitats... More »

Measures to Enhance Implementation of the Convention

Implementation of the NBSAP

The content of this biodiversity profile is still draft. The text below has been prepared by SCBD and remains subject to final approval by the Party concerned.

The first Biodiversity Strategy, approved by Parliament in 1995, was followed by the development of sectorally-focused action plans, which were subsequently largely superseded by the adoption of a system of 16 environmental quality objectives emphasizing the attainment of environmental quality within a generation... More »

Actions taken to achieve the 2020 Aichi Biodiversity Targets

The content of this biodiversity profile is still draft. The text below has been prepared by SCBD and remains subject to final approval by the Party concerned.

Significant progress has been made in regard to the protection of a wide range of particularly important habitats, such as old-growth forests, species-rich meadows and pastures on semi-natural grasslands, wetlands, mountains, lakes, rivers and marine habitats... More »

Support mechanisms for national implementation (legislation, funding, capacity-building, coordination, mainstreaming, etc.)

The content of this biodiversity profile is still draft. The text below has been prepared by SCBD and remains subject to final approval by the Party concerned.

Sectoral integration is fundamental to Sweden’s implementation of the Convention. Through national policies and laws, a clear responsibility is given to each sector for conservation and sustainable use... More »

Mechanisms for monitoring and reviewing implementation

The content of this biodiversity profile is still draft. The text below has been prepared by SCBD and remains subject to final approval by the Party concerned.

There are a wide range of initiatives and programmes for ecosystem-level monitoring. The National Inventory of Landscapes has been established where landscape is surveyed every five years by field visits and air photo interpretation, covering all terrestrial ecosystems... More »

National Contacts

Full details of national contacts »

Convention on Biological Diversity

Ms. Annika Nilsson
CBD Primary NFP
Dr. Borje Alriksson
ICNP ABS NFP
Assoc. Prof. Per Alström
GTI NFP
Ms. Mette Lyngsoe Svejgaard
SBSTTA NFP
Ms. Karin Skantze
CHM NFP
Mr. Olle Höjer
Protected Areas NFP

Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety

Melanie Josefsson
BCH NFP
Ms. Johanna Kirsten
Cartagena Protocol Primary NFP

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