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Swedish Environmental Code (1998:808).

Country/Territory
Sweden
Document type
Legislation
Date
1998 (2007)
Source
FAO, FAOLEX
Subject
Environment gen., Sea, Water, Wild species & ecosystems, Waste & hazardous substances
Keyword
Framework law Basic legislation Institution Pollution control EIA Access-to-information Agricultural land Ecosystem preservation Environmental audit Environmental planning GMO Environmental standards Inspection Polluter pays principle Enforcement/compliance Offences/penalties Soil rehabilitation Management/conservation Waste management Waste prevention Water conservation zone Waterworks Drainage/land reclamation Authorization/permit Protected area National parks
Geographical area
Europe, European Union Countries, Northern Europe
Entry into force notes
Entered into force on 1 January 1999.
Abstract

Rules regarding the environment contained in 15 pieces of legislation are placed together in this comprehensive and fundamental code on environment. The Code is divided into seven Parts and each Part is divided into Chapters (33 in total).

Full text
English
Website
www.sweden.gov.se; 62.95.69.15

References - Legislation

Implemented by

Decree relative to environment impact assessment (SFS 1994:1596).

Legislation | Sweden | 1998 (2006)

Keyword: EIA, Environmental audit, Environmental fees/charges, Transboundary effects, International agreement-implementation

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Ordinance concerning environmentally hazardous activities and the protection of public health (1998:899).

Legislation | Sweden | 1998 (2006)

Keyword: EIA, Institution, Authorization/permit, Waste management, Waste prevention, Sewerage, Effluent waste water/discharge, Hazardous waste

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Decree relative to environmental control (SFS 2011:13).

Legislation | Sweden | 2011

Keyword: Pollution control, Institution, Inspection, Aquaculture, Biotechnology, GMO, Forestry protection measures, Monitoring, Management/conservation, Protected area

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Decree relative to bathing waters (SFS 2008:218).

Legislation | Sweden | 2008

Keyword: Inland waters, Freshwater quality/freshwater pollution, Water quality standards, Certification

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Decree concerning extraction waste (2008:722).

Legislation | Sweden | 2008

Keyword: Mining, Waste disposal, Hazardous waste, Authorization/permit

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Urban National Park Decree (SFS No. 2009:55).

Legislation | Sweden | 2009

Keyword: Land-use planning, Urban land, National parks, Institution

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Planning and Construction Act (SFS 2010:900).

Legislation | Sweden | 1987 (2010)

Keyword: Climate change, Basic legislation, Legal proceedings/administrative proceedings, Authorization/permit, Coastal zone management, Common property, Cultural heritage, Ecofriendly products/ecofriendly processes, Land-use planning, Local government, Ownership, Policy/planning, Transport/storage, Waste domestic sources, Zoning

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Decree (2010:1341) relative to protection of the marine environment.

Legislation | Sweden | 2010

Keyword: Marine pollution, Management/conservation, Ecosystem preservation, Pollution control, Environmental planning, Environmental standards, EIA, Institution, Monitoring, Inspection

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Act (2004:1199) on emissions trade.

Legislation | Sweden | 2004

Keyword: Basic legislation, Emissions, Emissions trading, Natural gas, Registration, Inspection, Ozone layer, Authorization/permit, Environmental standards

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Regulation (2012:545) on subsidy to rural development initiatives and planning in near-shore locations.

Legislation | Sweden | 2012

Keyword: Agricultural development, Cooperative/producer organization, Subsidy/incentive, Coastal zone management

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Ordinance (2013:322) amending the environmental inspection Ordinance (2011:13).

Legislation | Sweden | 2013

Keyword: Pollution control, Institution, Inspection, Disasters, Hazardous substances, Legal proceedings/administrative proceedings

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Ordinance (2013:252) on large incineration plants.

Legislation | Sweden | 2013

Keyword: Environmental standards, Pollution control, Inspection, Waste management, Authorization/permit, Emissions, Hazardous substances, Hazardous waste, Standards

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Regulation (2014:21) on the geological storage of carbon dioxide.

Legislation | Sweden | 2014

Keyword: Protection of habitats, Continental shelf, Marine pollution, Transport/storage, EEZ-Exclusive Economic Zone, Birds, Wild fauna, Wild flora, Management/conservation

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Law carrying into effect the Swedish Environmental Code (1998:811).

Legislation | Sweden | 1998 (2011)

Keyword: Basic legislation, Institution, Pollution control, EIA, Access-to-information, Agricultural land, Ecosystem preservation, Environmental audit, Environmental planning, GMO, Environmental standards, Inspection, Polluter pays principle, Enforcement/compliance, Offences/penalties, Soil rehabilitation, Management/conservation, Waste management, Waste prevention, Water conservation zone, Waterworks, Drainage/land reclamation, Authorization/permit, Protected area, National parks

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Decree (2011: 619) concerning flood risk (2009: 956).

Legislation | Sweden | 2009 (2017)

Keyword: Waterworks, Disasters, Flood, EIA, Policy/planning, Risk assessment/management

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Förordning (2014:214) om dammsäkerhet (SFS 2014:214).

Legislation | Sweden | 2014

Keyword: Waterworks, Data collection/reporting, Monitoring, EIA, Legal proceedings/administrative proceedings, Disasters

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Decree (2011: 619) on instructions for the Swedish Agency for Marine and Water Management (2011:619).

Legislation | Sweden | 2011 (2017)

Keyword: Environmental security, Institution, Marine fisheries, Inland fisheries, Fishery management and conservation, Monitoring, Data collection/reporting, Sustainable development, Sustainable use, Ecosystem preservation, Biodiversity, Wetlands, Protection of habitats, Alien species

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Decree relative to chemical products and biotechnical organisms (2008:245).

Legislation | Sweden | 2008 (2008)

Keyword: Animal health, Biosafety, Biotechnology, Biological agents, Pesticides, Pollution control, Hazardous substances, Registration, Data collection/reporting, EIA, Classification/declassification

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Decree on the management of the aquatic environment quality (2004:660).

Legislation | Sweden | 2004 (2018)

Keyword: Water quality standards, Policy/planning, International agreement-implementation, Groundwater, Surface water, Ecofriendly products/ecofriendly processes, River basin institution

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Decree on area protection under the Environmental Code and related matters (1998:1252).

Legislation | Sweden | 1998 (2017)

Keyword: Protected area, Marine area, Forestry protection measures, Water conservation zone, Sustainable use, Sustainable development, Ecosystem preservation, Protection of habitats, Protection of environment

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Decree on environmental considerations in agriculture (SFS 1998:915).

Legislation | Sweden | 1998

Keyword: Farming, Soil pollution/quality, Pollution control, Animal production, Plant production, Fertilizers/nutrients, Freshwater quality/freshwater pollution

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Industrial Emissions Decree (2013:250).

Legislation | Sweden | 2013 (2018)

Keyword: Environmental standards, Pollution control, Inspection, Waste management, Authorization/permit, Emissions, Data collection/reporting, Freshwater quality/freshwater pollution, Groundwater

Source: FAO, FAOLEX