The Swedish Environmental Protection Agency is developing cooperation with Brazil within the framework of a bilateral agreement.
The Ministry of the Environment and Energy of Sweden signed a cooperation memorandum of understanding with the Brazilian Ministry of Environment (MMA) in 2013. Brazil is a new partner country for the Swedish Environmental Protection Agency. We made efforts during 2016 to establish a cooperative relationship with MMA, the federal environmental agency IBAMA and some other relevant actors in Brazil.
Together with MMA and IBAMA, we organized a workshop in Brasilia to share knowledge and experiences on open data and management of environmental data and information. We cooperated with the Institute of Applied Economic Research (IPEA) and contributed with the Swedish experiences on integrated environmental permitting for industries at an international workshop in Brasilia.
We have also started cooperation with the city of Curitiba on sustainable waste management, and the main focus is prevention and improved management of organic waste.
In spring 2017, we organized a training and study visit to Sweden on waste management for our Brazilian cooperation partners MMA, IBAMA and Curitiba.