The Ministry of the Environment and Food is responsible for administrative and research tasks in the areas of environmental protection, farming and foodproduction. In Denmark the administration at state level is managed by the Ministry of Environment and Food. At the regional and local levels, much of the administrative responsibility has been delegated to the municipalities.
The Ministry consists of five agencies and several local Centres across the country. Three independent appeal boards are also linked to the Ministry.
The Ministry of Environment and Food was created in the summer of 2015 as a result of the fusion between The Ministry of the Environment and The Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Fisheries of Denmark.
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According to the Danish Environmental Protection Agency’s new waste statistics, Danes are getting better at sorting their waste for recycling. Denmark is moving towards a more circular economy, which is good for the Danish welfare society, says the Danish Minister of Environment & Food.
Nearly 800 international stakeholders have been in Billund, Denmark to experience the wastewater treatment plant of the future. It produces 2,5x more energy than it consumes. Two similar plants have already been sold abroad and the Minister of Environment & Food, Esben Lunde Larsen is hoping for increased exports that will create even more Danish jobs.
Plastic in the environment is a problem, which is why there is a need for a national plan of action. The Danish government has already launched a number of initiatives against plastic pollution and will now call for a national plan of action.
The UN World Water Day on 22 March will highlight the massive challenges the world is facing regarding sustainable management of the planets water ressources. This year, there will be special emphasis on smart and efficient management of our wastewater. And with good reason.
The Danish government has agreed to expand the national test centres for wind turbines in Denmark by creating four additional test sites. The agreement aims to protect Denmark’s strong position within advanced production of wind technology.
New report shows that Danish companies export clean air technologies worth more than DKK 7 billion (EUR 940 million) per year. Now the companies unite under a common vision aimed at boosting exports even further to the growing global market.
Climate change is affecting global rainfall patterns and water distribution. Since there is approximately 100 times more groundwater on Earth than fresh surface water, it makes sense to exploit groundwater as a source of water. The aim of this white paper is to share some of Denmark’s technologies, tools and methods for groundwater mapping and hydrogeological modelling.
This publication provides readers with the lessons learned in Denmark relating to the abatement of Danish air pollution. It explores such topics as environmental regulation and energy policy in a Danish context, the specific pollutants that have negative impacts, and the abatement strategies that have been carried out in Denmark.