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Regulation (2018: 1939) on invasive alien species.

Country/Territory
Sweden
Document type
Regulation
Date
2018
Source
FAO, FAOLEX
Subject
Wild species & ecosystems
Keyword
Alien species Wild fauna Governance Wild flora Management/conservation Biodiversity Inspection Enforcement/compliance Offences/penalties
Geographical area
Arctic, Europe, Europe and Central Asia, European Union Countries, North Atlantic, North Sea, North-East Atlantic, Northern Europe
Abstract

This Regulation, made under Chapter 8 of the Swedish Environmental Code, provides rules for the control of invasive alien species of plants and animals and shall be additional to Regulation (EU) No. 1143/2014 of the European Parliament and of the Council on the prevention and management of the introduction and spread of invasive alien species. For the purposes of this Regulation, the responsible authority refers to the Swedish Environmental Protection Agency in respect of species that live on land, and the Marine and Water Authority for the species that live in water. The responsible authority shall carry out the risk assessments required in accordance with Article 5.2 second paragraph of Regulation (EU) No 1143. The Regulation sets out rules for such assessment. Alien invasive species may be designated by the EU or by the Swedish authority. the Regulation sets out certain exemptions and emergency measures for EU-designated species. Control and supervision shall be carried out by various public bodies in accordance with their field of competence.

Full text
Swedish
Website
www.riksdagen.se

References - Legislation

Implements

Swedish Environmental Code (1998:808).

Legislation | Sweden | 1998 (2018)

Keyword: Framework law, Institution, Pollution control, EIA, Access-to-information, Agricultural land, Ecosystem preservation, Environmental audit, Environmental planning, Genetically modified organism (GMO), Environmental standards, Inspection, Polluter pays principle, Enforcement/compliance, Offences/penalties, Soil rehabilitation, Policy/planning, Standards, Protection of environment, Management/conservation, Waste management, Waste prevention, Water conservation zone, Waterworks, Drainage/land reclamation, Authorization/permit, Protected area, National parks

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Regulation (EU) No. 1143/2014 of the European Parliament and of the Council on the prevention and management of the introduction and spread of invasive alien species.

Legislation | European Union | 2014 (2016)

Keyword: Alien species, Wild fauna, Wild flora, Management/conservation, Biodiversity

Source: FAO, FAOLEX