Section for Environmental Research, Multilateral Cooperation and Circular Economy

The section is responsible for research, environmental data and indicators and expertise within the Ministry. In addition, the section coordinates work with the knowledge base for climate and environmental policy. The section is further responsible for cross-cutting, multilateral international environmental cooperation, including the Convention on Biological Diversity and the Nature Convention, the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP), the OECD and the environmental dimension of the sustainability goals. The section also has overall responsibility for the ministry's work with circular economy and is the contact point for green public procurement.