The Danish Environmental Protection Agency is the national authority on environmental and nature protection in Denmark.
The agency is promoting a rich nature, clean water and air, safe chemistry, green production and circular economy.
Our core objective is to implement nature and environmental legislation, balancing the use of resources and protection of human health and nature.
The main office is located in Odense, and with 10 decentralised units.
For more information, take a look at some of our international activities in English.
Emfulini Local Municipality south of Johannesburg in South Africa receives a yearly water bill of EUR 8 million from the bulk water provider Rand Water but only manages to collect EUR 400,000 from consumers.
Globally, more natural resources are consumed than what is sustainable for our finite planet. According to the United Nations, the extraction and processing of natural resources are responsible for around half of all global CO2emissions and over 90 per cent of global biodiversity loss. It is evident that we have a shared challenge in decoupling growth in resource use from population and income growth. A transition to a circular economy will enable this.
Good water management can make cities healthier places to live, resilient towards climate change and more sustainable overall. Without proper sanitation, sewerage and clean water supply, there is no liveable city. This white paper features lessons learned from different Danish stakeholders within urban water management. It is meant to serve as a tool for inspiration for creating innovative water solutions, which contribute to smarter and more liveable cities.
Challenge The production of concrete requires a significant amount of scarce virgin resources and is a process with a large carbon footprint due to the use of cement. Whilst concrete waste in Denmark accounts for more than 25 per cent of construction and demolition waste annually, recycling of aggregates from concrete waste has, at project […]
Challenge Large quantities of plastic packaging abound in the retail sector. The EU has set a target that 50 per cent of plastic packaging waste should be recycled by 2025 and the Danish government has also established a number of goals in its Climate Plan from June 2020. To fulfil these objectives, Danish companies will […]