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The action points from SIF Oceans presented at the Swedish Water Management Conference

Today, May 17,  SDSN Northern Europe and the Maritime Cluster of West Sweden, presented the action points suggested from SIF Oceans at the Swedish Water Management Conference. The action points suggested was a result of a collaborative group discussion during SIF Oceans between entrepreneurs, industry, investors, researchers and decision makers.

The suggested actions were presented by Anna Nordén, Program Manager at SDSN Northern Europe, and Jessica Hjerpe Olausson, Senior Maritime expert, at the Maritime Cluster of West Sweden.

I’m really excited about the suggestions for next steps forward to reach SDG 14 that we received yesterday during SIF Oceans. The solutions are out there. Now we need to create strong collaborations between different stakeholders and we also need to join forces to communicate around the solutions related to SDG14”, says Anna Nordén.

Some of the action points suggested

Legislation

  • Review of incentives for sustainable solutions
  • Forbid plastic bags
  • Improve manufacturers responsibility for plastics

Create test beds

  • Investments and simple rules for test beds that demonstrate innovations in the scaling phase.

Communication

  • Create best practice protocols primarily to reach investors
  • Assume the sustainability index for marketing and communication
  • Develop joint communication campaigns

The Swedish Water Management Conference is a meeting point for all major institutions and organizations in Sweden, working with matters concerning water management and some 450 participants took part of the action points suggested. The theme of this year’s conference is “Source to Sea and the Sustainable Development Goals”. The UN Ocean Conference is also highlighted to support efforts to achieve Sustainable Development Goal 14 (SDG 14).

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