Barents Climate Support

The project Barents Climate Support took place in June – December 2023. The project was commissioned by the Ministry of the Environment and funded by the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland.

Published 29.01.2024

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The aim of the project was to support climate leadership and management work in the Barents region by sharing good practices and discussing with regional and municipal actors what would be needed for more impactful climate work.

As a result of the project, a set of support materials for climate management and sustainable procurement in municipalities was translated from Finnish into Swedish and English. The cooperation needs identified are summarized in the project overview.

For more information on the project, please contact the Finnish Ministry of Environment, Ministerial Adviser Henna Haapala, E-mail:

The material can be downloaded from the links below:

Barents Climate Support: Overview (in English)
Guide to cost-effective climate climate work for municipalities, in English | Finnish | Swedish
Self-assessment: Integrating climate management into economic managenent, in English | Finnish | Swedish
(Self-assessment forms in Word-versions, convenient for download and editing, in English | Finnish | Swedish)
Model for integrating climate leadership into financial management, in English | Finnish | Swedish

Low carbon product category cards:
Buildings and building construction, in English | Swedish
Energy, in English | Swedish
Food service and products, in English | Swedish
Infrastructure construction and maintenance, in English | Swedish
Travelling and transportation, in English | Swedish
Supply procurement, in English | Swedish

Sustainable procurement materials from Keino Competence Centre for Sustainable and Innovative Public Procurement