Multilateral cooperation In its multilateral cooperation the Swedish EPA seeks to contribute data and expert knowledge to develop international environmental efforts. svenska Share Contact Listen Regional and global cooperation for a better environment In cooperation with the Ministry of the Environment we have decided to focus on partnerships that have great relevance for Swedish and global environmental initiatives. The Swedish EPA participates in several regional and international cooperation efforts. Regional cooperation takes place in the Arctic Council, the Barents Euro-Arctic Council, the Nordic cooperation and the UN Economic Commission for Europe. We also cooperate with the countries that make up the Baltic Sea Region. Our global cooperation occurs within the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), the World Health Organization (WHO), the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and several other international environmental conventions. Swedish EPA contributes also to the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES). Together with the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida), Swedish EPA has two development programmes with global focus. One The Global Programme, focusing on sustainable natural resource management, called Environmental Governance Programme, and the other focusing on implementation of the Paris agreement, called the Global Climate Programme. Swedish EPA is also Sweden’s focal point for the 10-year framework of programmes on sustainable consumption and production patterns (10YFP).