Sweden's enviromental objectives

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Sweden's enviromental objectives

  1. 1. SWEDEN’S ENVIRONMENTAL OBJECTIVES
  2. 2. SWEDEN’S ENVIRONMENTAL OBJECTIVES Generationsmål The Swedish Parliament has set a number of environmental objectives to promote sustainable development. These goals guide environmental efforts in Sweden.They point the way to a sustainable society. FOTO: ELLIOT ELLIOT/JOHNÉR
  3. 3. GENERATIONAL GOAL Generationsmål “The overall goal of Swedish environmental policy is to hand over to the next generation a society in which the major environmental problems in Sweden have been solved, without increasing environmental and health problems outside Sweden’s borders.” RIKSDAG DECISION ON THE ENVIRONMENTAL OBJECTIVES FOTO: ELLIOT ELLIOT/JOHNÉR
  4. 4. “BULLET POINTS” OF THE GENERATIONAL GOAL • Ecosystems are on the way to recovery • Biodiversity and the natural and cultural environment are conserved • Human health is subject to a minimum of adverse impacts from factors in the environment • Materials cycles are resource-efficient and, as far as possible, free from dangerous substances • Natural resources are managed sustainably • The share of renewable energy increases and use of energy is efficient • Patterns of consumption of goods and services cause the least possible problems for the environment and human health
  5. 5. THE RIKSDAG HAS ADOPTED 16 OBJECTIVES FOR ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY IN SWEDEN Reduced Climate Impact Good-Quality Groundwater Clean Air A Balanced Marine Environment, Flourishing Coastal Areas and Archipelagos Natural Acidification Only Thriving Wetlands A Non-Toxic Environment Sustainable Forests A Protective Ozone Layer A Varied Agricultural Landscape A Safe Radiation Environment A Magnificent Mountain Landscape Zero Eutrophication A Good Built Environment Flourishing Lakes and Streams A Rich Diversity of Plant and Animal Life ILLUSTRATIONER: TOBIAS FLYGAR
  6. 6. THE ENVIRONMENTAL OBJECTIVES SYSTEM – promoting cooperation at several levels National environmental quality objectives • Eight national lead agencies Nationella miljökvalitetsmål sju huvudansvariga myndigheter • Other government agencies with responsibilities Andra myndigheter med ansvar within the environmental objectives system i miljömålssystemet • Regionala miljömål Regional environmental objectives länsstyrelser County administrative boards • Lokala miljömål kommuner Local environmental objectives Local authorities (municipalities) The business sector, stakeholder organisations and the public are crucial to achieving the objectives.
  7. 7. WHAT THE OBJECTIVES MEAN IN PRACTICE For each environmental quality objective, there are specifications that flesh out its practical implications. They guide interpretation of the objectives and serve as criteria for assessing progress towards them. FOTO: MAGNUS FOND/JOHNÉR
  8. 8. EXAMPLE OF AN ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY OBJECTIVE: Zero Eutrophication Nutrient levels in soil and water must not be such that they adversely affect human health, the conditions for biological diversity or the possibility of varied use of land and water. FOTO: LENA KOLLER/JOHNÉR
  9. 9. EXAMPLE OF AN INDICATOR: Nitrogen oxides (NOx) emissions to air in Sweden
  10. 10. STRATEGIES AND MILESTONE TARGETS IN PRIORITY AREAS An All Party Committee of MPs develops strategies and proposes milestone targets, policy instruments and measures. The Government identifies the areas to be given priority.
  11. 11. ARE WE MOVING IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION? IMPLEMENTATION OF MEASURES IN SOCIETY RIKSDAG DECISION GOVERNMENT BILL Environmental objectives EVALUATION EVERY 4 YEARS ANNUAL REVIEW OF PROGRESS
  12. 12. Vill du veta mer? WANT TO KNOW MORE? Further information is available on the Environmental Objectives Portal: miljomal.se FOTO: LARS P:SON/JOHNÉR

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