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Specifications of the 16 environmental quality objectives

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Specifications of the 16 environmental quality objectives

  1. 1. SPECIFICATIONS OF THE ENVIRONMENTAL OBJECTIVES The specifications of Sweden’s sixteen environmental quality objectives explain what is to be achieved and how the objectives are to be followed up
  2. 2. 1. REDUCED CLIMATE IMPACT The Swedish Parliament has adopted two specifications for this environmental quality objective, concerning 1. Temperature 2. Concentration
  3. 3. 2. CLEAN AIR The Swedish Government has adopted ten specifications for this environmental quality objective, concerning 1. Benzene 6. Particulate matter (PM10) 2. Benzo[a]pyrene 7. Ground-level ozone 3. Butadiene 8. Ozone index 4. Formaldehyde 9. Nitrogen dioxide 5. Particulate matter (PM2.5) 10. Corrosion
  4. 4. 3. NATURAL ACIDIFICATION ONLY The Swedish Government has adopted four specifications for this environmental quality objective, concerning 1. 2. Levels of atmospheric deposition Acidifying effects of forestry 3. Acidified lakes and watercourses 4. Acidified soils
  5. 5. 4. A NON-TOXIC ENVIRONMENT The Swedish Government has adopted six specifications for this environmental quality objective, concerning 1. Total exposure to chemical substances 2. Unintentionally produced substances with hazardous properties Contaminated sites 5. Knowledge about the environmental and health properties of chemical substances 6. Information about dangerous substances in materials and products Use of particularly dangerous substances 3. 4.
  6. 6. 5. A PROTECTIVE OZON LAYER The Swedish Government has adopted two specifications for this environmental quality objective, concerning 1. Turning point and recovery 2. Non-harmful concentrations of ozone-depleting substances
  7. 7. 6. A SAFE RADIATION ENVIRONMENT The Swedish Government has adopted four specifications for this environmental quality objective, concerning 1. 2. Radiological protection principles Radioactive substances 3. Ultraviolet radiation 4. Electromagnetic fields
  8. 8. 7. ZERO EUTROPHICATION The Swedish Government has adopted four specifications for this environmental quality objective, concerning 1. Pressure on the marine environment 3. Status of lakes, watercourses, coastal waters and groundwater 2. Pressure on the terrestrial environment 4. Status of the marine environment
  9. 9. 8. FLOURISHING LAKES AND STREAMS The Swedish Government has adopted eleven specifications for this environmental quality objective, concerning 1. Good ecological and chemical status 2. Unexploited and essentially undisturbed watercourses 3. Quality of surface water supplies 4. Ecosystem services 5. Structures and water flows 6. Favourable conservation status and genetic variation 7. Threatened species and restored habitats 8. Alien species and genotypes 9. Genetically modified organisms 10. Preserved natural and cultural heritage values 11. Outdoor recreation
  10. 10. 9. GOOD-QUALITY GROUNDWATER The Swedish Government has adopted six specifications for this environmental quality objective, concerning 1. Groundwater quality 4. 2. Good chemical status of groundwater Good quantitative status of groundwater 5. Groundwater levels 6. Conservation of natural gravel deposits 3. Quality of discharging groundwater
  11. 11. 10. A BALANCED MARINE ENVIRONMENT, FLOURISHING COASTAL AREAS AND ARCHIPELAGOS The Swedish Government has adopted eleven specifications for this environmental quality objective, concerning 1. Good environmental status 7. Alien species and genotypes 2. Good ecological and chemical status 8. Genetically modified organisms 9. Preserved natural and cultural heritage values 3. Ecosystem services 4. Shallow coastal areas 5. Favourable conservation status and genetic variation 6. Threatened species and restored habitats 10. Cultural heritage remains under water 11. Outdoor recreation and noise
  12. 12. 11. THRIVING WETLANDS The Swedish Government has adopted nine specifications for this environmental quality objective, concerning 1. Distribution of different types of wetlands 2. Ecosystem services 3. Re-established wetlands and opportunities for species to spread 4. Favourable conservation status and genetic variation 5. Threatened species and restored habitats 6. Alien species and genotypes 7. Genetically modified organisms 8. Preserved natural and cultural heritage values 9. Outdoor recreation and noise
  13. 13. 12. SUSTAINABLE FORESTS The Swedish Government has adopted nine specifications for this environmental quality objective, concerning Qualities and processes of forest land 6. Alien species and genotypes 7. Genetically modified organisms 2. Ecosystem services 8. 3. Green infrastructure Preserved natural and cultural heritage values 4. Favourable conservation status and genetic variation 9. Outdoor recreation 5. Threatened species and restored habitats 1.
  14. 14. 13. A VARIED AGRICULTURAL LANDSCAPE The Swedish Government has adopted twelve specifications for this environmental quality objective, concerning 1. Qualities and processes of arable land 7. Threatened species and natural environments 2. Pollutant concentrations in agricultural soils 8. Alien species and genotypes 9. Genetically modified organisms 3. Ecosystem services 4. Variation in the agricultural landscape 10. Preserved natural and cultural heritage values 11. Cultural and built environments 5. Favourable conservation status and genetic variation 6. Plant and animal genetic resources 12. Outdoor recreation
  15. 15. 14. A MAGNIFICENT MOUNTAIN LANDSCAPE The Swedish Government has adopted eight specifications for this environmental quality objective, concerning 1. Environmental status of mountain areas 2. Ecosystem services 3. Favourable conservation status and genetic variation 4. Threatened species and restored habitats 5. Alien species and genotypes 6. Genetically modified organisms 7. Preserved natural and cultural heritage values 8. Outdoor recreation and noise
  16. 16. 15. A GOOD BUILT ENVIRONMENT The Swedish Government has adopted ten specifications for this environmental quality objective, concerning 1. Sustainable settlement structures 2. Sustainable physical planning 3. 6. Cultural heritage values in the built environment Infrastructure 7. A good everyday environment 4. Public transport, walking and cycling 8. Health and safety 5. Natural areas and green spaces 9. Sustainable use of energy and natural resources 10. Sustainable waste management
  17. 17. 16. A RICH DIVERSITY OF PLANT AND ANIMAL LIFE The Swedish Government has adopted nine specifications for this environmental quality objective, concerning 1. Favourable conservation status and genetic variation 6. Genetically modified organisms 2. Impacts of climate change 7. Alien species and genotypes 3. Ecosystem services and resilience 8. Biological cultural heritage 9. Nature on the urban fringe 4. Green infrastructure

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