The environmental quality objective Zero aims to ensure that:
– Swedish and total inputs of nitrogen and phosphorous compounds into the seas surrounding Sweden are less than the maximum loads established within the framework of international agreements,
– atmospheric deposition and land use do not result in ecosystems showing any substantial long-term harmful effects of eutrophying substances in any part of Sweden,
– lakes, watercourses, coastal waters, and groundwater achieve at least good status for nutrients in accordance with the Water Quality Management Ordinance (2004:660), and
– sea areas achieve at least good environmental status as regarding eutrophication in accordance with the Marine Environment Ordinance (2010:1341).
Yes. The environmental quality objective will be achieved with policy instruments already decided on and with measures implemented before 2020.