The Swedish Environmental Protection Agency


The Swedish Environmental Protection Agency are the public agency in Sweden that is responsible for environmental issues. The Agency carries out assignments on behalf of the Swedish Government relating to the environment in Sweden, the EU and internationally.

The Agency’s remit is threefold:

  • Compiling knowledge and documentation - to develop our own environmental efforts and those of others
  • Developing environmental policy - by providing the Government with a sound basis for decisions and by giving an impetus to EU and international efforts
  • Implementing environmental policy - by acting in such a way as to ensure compliance with the Swedish Environmental Code and achievement of the national environmental objectives