SwedBio is actively involved in several of the core international processes related to agriculture, forestry, aquatic resources and urban and rural issues.
SwedBio works with and facilitates seminars, round table discussions as well as serving as advisors to negotiators for international processes such as the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) the climate convention (UNFCCC), the Intergovernmental science-policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) and the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO).
SwedBio contributes to opportunities for NGOs, community-based organisations and indigenous peoples to influence major policy arenas where international (and regional) decisions are taken which is possible with careful and competent coordination.
The Collaborative Programme
SwedBio provides financial support to a limited number of strategic initiatives that work with sustainable equitable management of biodiversity in the productive sectors to contribute to development of ideas, methods and policies regarding biodiversity, ecosystem services and resilience to contribute to local livelihoods.
The Collaborative Programme provides indigenous organizations and other civil society groups with crucial access and participation to international policy processes. This ensures necessary exchange of experiences between practitioners and policymakers. Emphasis is given on resilience to meet climate change challenges.
Communication and capacity-building
SwedBio has over the years gained unique experience and knowledge through the participation in international policy processes and as a point of reference in an international network of partners.
SwedBio produces fact sheets and policy briefs, conducts seminars, holds lectures and produces case studies in order to fostering a closer link between practitioners, science and policy.
Swedbio also provides the Sustainable Development Update blog with regular updates on their work.