INSPIRE Knowledge Base

Naturvårdsverket (Swedish EPA)

LMO Description
Organisation: 
Naturvårdsverket (Swedish EPA)
Proposed role in INSPIRE development
  • be kept informed
  • yes
    Details
    Level of authority: 
    National
    Formal Mandate: 
    <p>We are the public agency in Sweden that has an overview of conditions in the environment and progress in environmental policy. We also have the task of coordinating, monitoring and evaluating efforts, involving many agencies, to meet Sweden’s environmental objectives.</p> <p>The Environmental Protection Agency is one of many stakeholders with responsibility for the environment. For this very reason, joint action — working with other stakeholders and coordinating our inputs — is increasingly important. In many ways, this is a fundamental change that imposes new demands on how we work and what we do.</p> <p>Our vision is ‘a good living environment for humans and all other living things, now and for future generations’. Our objective is to leave for posterity a society in which the major environmental problems are solved, without causing more severe environmental and health problems beyond Sweden’s borders.</p>
    Main Activities: 
    The Agency works on behalf of the Swedish Government. Our remit comprises: compiling knowledge and documentation to develop our own and others’ environmental efforts helping to develop environmental policy by providing the Government with a sound basis for decisions and by giving an impetus to EU and international efforts joining in environmental policy implementation by acting in such a way as to ensure compliance with the Swedish Environmental Code and achievement of the national environmental objectives.