The Danish Environmental Protection Agency is part of the Ministry of Environment and Food, and is the national authority on environmental and nature protection in Denmark. The agency is promoting a rich nature, clean water and air, safe chemistry, and green production. Our core objective is to implement nature and environmental legislation, balancing the use of resources and protection of human health and nature.
The Environmental Protection Agency has 5 main focus areas:
The agency is organized in 5 centers focusing on:
The main office of the agency is located in Odense, and local units are situated all over Denmark at 10 locations. The agency have approximately 1000 employees. For more information, take a look at some of our international activities.
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.
The Danish portal on Climate Change Adaptation, managed by Danish Nature Agency, presents a range of positions on climate change and climate change adaptation within a number of areas. The site is a collaborative effort with Danish ministries and agencies, targeted at citizens, companies and local authorities. The portal provides up-to-date information and news on […]
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.