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Swedish and Estonian environment ministers agreed on further cooperation

05.08.2014
Swedish and Estonian environment ministers agreed on further cooperation
Swedish and Estonian environment ministers agreed on further cooperation

Estonian Minister of the Environment Keit Pentus-Rosimannus and her Swedish colleague Lena Ek agreed on further close cooperation during a meeting in Stockholm regarding clean air and electronic services development.

"Experiences of Sweden and Estonia affirm that economic growth goes successfully hand-in-hand with clean nature. Both counties have positive experiences how to improve economy without compromising on environment," the Minister of the Environment Keit Pentus-Rosimannus said. "We agreed on tighter cooperation, especially on general introduction of practical solutions in the framework of international climate and clean air coalition."

According to Estonian Minister of the Environment, the second important topic showcased electronic services. "Excellent solutions for sustaining resources are highly valued internationally. Electronic services implemented in Estonia are one of the most modern examples of that," Pentus-Rosimannus explained. "If the developed and adopted electronic services would function at an international level, savings in resources would be hundreds of times greater."

Estonian minister introduced solutions for electronic health, electronic-residents and digital signatures.
Estonian Minister of the Environment had a one-day visit to Sweden, in course of which Swedish environment minister, leader of Swedish Environmental Institute and president of Swedish Environmental Research Institute were met.
 

(05.08.2014)

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