OECD Environmental Performance Reviews: Sweden 2014

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This report is the third OECD review of Sweden’s environmental performance. It evaluates progress towards sustainable development and green growth, with a focus on Sweden's longstanding commitment to mitigating emissions of greenhouse gases and its management of marine ecosystem services and water.


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Marine ecosystem services

The marine environment is particularly important for Sweden, one of the nine Baltic Sea countries. This chapter describes the ecosystem services that several economic sectors obtain from the marine environment. It examines the pressures on Sweden’s marine environment and the status of marine ecosystems, habitats and species. The chapter describes Sweden’s institutional and policy framework for the conservation and sustainable use of the marine environment. Finally, it presents how the ecosystem approach is integrated into Sweden’s marine policy, including through marine spatial planning and protected areas.

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