The Swedish Society for Nature Conservation (SSNC) is an environmental organization with power to bring about change.
We spread knowledge, map environmental threats, create solutions, and influence politicians and public authorities, at both national and international levels. Moreover, we are behind one of the world’s most challenging ecolabellings, “Bra Miljöval” (Good Environmental Choice). Climate, the oceans, forests, environmental toxins, and agriculture are our main areas of involvement.
SSNC is governed by its members. Each member has a voice in a local branch. The branches offer a variety of activities. Excursions and practical conservation work combine to boost the members’ knowledge about, and love for, nature. Many branches also work to lobby decision makers on local or regional environmental issues, and take part in national campaigns.
Delegates at the SSNC Assembly adopt guidelines for the work of the national organization and elect a governing board. A national office coordinates activities and provides services for the members.
We operate seminars to discuss environmental issues, namely "Key Issues for Climate Change". Under this label, the Swedish Society for Nature Conservation (SSNC) has identified a number of themes and challenges that need to be better understood and tackled effectively through real action.
They also provide extensive material from the seminar series that underpinned the “Key issues for Climate Change” project. These seminars gathered a wide range of experts, negotiators, representatives from international institutions, private sector representatives and civil society organisations from different parts of the world, with the aim to broaden the debate and look for both solutions and new challenges.