OECD Environmental Performance Reviews: Sweden 2014

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This report is the third OECD review of Sweden’s environmental performance. It evaluates progress towards sustainable development and green growth, with a focus on Sweden's longstanding commitment to mitigating emissions of greenhouse gases and its management of marine ecosystem services and water.


English Also available in: Swedish, French

Policy-making environment

Sweden has created a system of ambitious environmental quality objectives, which underlies the country’s environmental policies and engages all government agencies and administrative levels. This chapter analyses the Swedish environmental governance system, including mechanisms for horizontal and vertical co-ordination. It reviews the regulatory framework for environmental management, including for environmental impact assessment and permitting, as well as the enforcement and compliance assurance activities. The promotion of environmental democracy is also discussed.

English Also available in: French


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