Specifications for Natural Acidification Only svenska Share Contact Listen The environmental quality objective Natural Acidification Only aims to ensure that: – the deposition of airborne sulphur and nitrogen compounds from Swedish and international sources does not result in the critical load for acidification of soil and water being exceeded in any part of Sweden, – the contribution of land use to the acidification of soil and water is counteracted by adjusting forestry to the acidification sensitivity of the site, – independently of liming, lakes and watercourses achieve at least good status regarding acidification in accordance with the Water Quality Management Ordinance /2004:660). Liming does nothing but maintaining status quo, and – acidification of the soil does not accelerate corrosion of technical materials and archaeological objects in the ground and does not damage the biodiversity of land and water ecosystems. Reach the objective? No No. It is not possible to achieve the environmental quality objective by 2020 on the basis of policy instruments already decided on or planned.