Environmental problems need to be tackled now, and not passed on to future generations. That is the thinking behind Sweden's environmental objectives.
The Swedish Environmental Protection Agency conducts international cooperation both bilaterally with selected countries and in various multilateral forum.
The environmental work is regulated by means of legislation and economic instruments. An important part of the work towards a sustainable society is also to develop and disseminate knowledge on environmental issues.
Most of Sweden’s environmental legislation is developed in the context of the EU. The environment is in fact one of the areas of policy-making in which the influence of the EU is most pervasive, with at least 250 common legislative instruments.
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