Introduction about sweden By: Bo Jansson

How to improve the environmental situation–some lessons learned
• Political support is fundamental. A broad national consensus on the importance of protecting human health and the environment.
• Instituational capacity/enough resources • Monitoring the state in the environment and publish results. Tranparancy is essencial
• A knowledge platform resting on a strong academic base of natural science and technology and other disciplines,
• Implementation and enforcement of the legislation
• Good international and national cooperation
• Different instruments are needed in an effective mix

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