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. Waste management in Sweden Here we have summarized information that provides an overview of different aspects of the Swedish solid waste management. 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. 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. 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.