Environmental work, by area The Swedish Environmental Protection Agency is the government's national environmental authority with the task of implementing and coordinating environmental work for sustainable development based on the ecological dimension. We work in many different fields. Climate change is an area of high priority. svenska Share Contact Listen This is the Right of Public Access The Right of Public Access is a unique right to roam freely in the countryside. But with the right come responsibilities. Who does what as regards noise issues? Anyone who carries on environmentally hazardous activity is responsible for the environmental impact that can arise as a result of the noise they generate. Post treatment efforts provide more clean land Areas with contaminated soil should undergo post treatment to minimise hazards to human health or the environment. Moreover, the amount of substances that do not belong in the environment must be reduced. Contaminated areas are therefore both investigated and remediated under the coordination of the SEPA. The Swedish Environmental Protection Agency’s work on the climate change mitigation The Swedish Environmental Protection Agency plays a central role in the climate strategy decided by the Government and the Riksdag (Swedish parliament). The Nagoya Protocol and the EU ABS Regulation On the Nagoya Protocol and the use of genetic resources and associated traditional knowledge in research and the development of products. Nature conservation The task of nature conservation is both to protect and manage valuable areas and species and to meet people's need to use nature and everything that nature provides. Socio-economic impact assessment A socio-economic impact assessment is a structured way of a showing a proposal’s advantages and disadvantages for society as a whole and for various parties. Open data about the environment The Environmental Protection Agency offers a variety of open data. We would like you to use it and discover new and interesting insights about the environment. Innovation competition for zero emissions infrastructure How could the Öresund bridge between Sweden and Denmark be built with zero emissions of greenhouse gases? – The answer: Like a serpent-shaped bridge or a seagrown bridge. PCBs in open applications Though the use of PCBs is prohibited since long time products containing PCBs are still present in society. The Swedish EPA summarises the current state of knowledge in Sweden and to inform of our experiences of PCBs in buildings and facilities.