The Ministry of the Environment is responsible for administrative and research tasks in the areas of environmental protection. In Denmark the administration at state level is managed by the Ministry of Environment. 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.
For more information on our organizations, the Minister, agencies etc., please visit our website.
If everyone were to live the way we do in Denmark, three complete Planet Earths would be required. It already takes nature a little over 18 months to restore the resources consumed by the world population in just one year. That’s why we need to rethink the way we consume. And there’s no time to […]
This Waste Prevention Strategy deals with how we can produce and consume using fewer resources. Products can be designed better from the start so that they are manufactured with fewer resources and substances of concern. This generates less waste, and once we have finished using the products, we can recycle the materials in the manufacture […]
Economic growth has lifted historically many people out of poverty and given millions of people access to material goods to an unprecedented extent. This is really positive. However, increasing wealth and more people having access to a standard of living comparable to what we know in Denmark mean that our consumption of natural resources is […]
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.
A number of restrictions on transport of waste will be revoked, making it easier for Danish companies to move waste across international borders. The decision furthers the circular economy and benefits both businesses and the environment.
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.
We incinerate an enormous amount of waste in Denmark; waste which we could get much more out of by more recycling and better recycling. Now, we are going to change this. The Government has set a goal that in 2022 we will be recycling 50 % of our household waste. This means that we will […]
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.
The aim of the white paper is to share some of Denmark’s solutions and experiences from our ongoing transition to a sustainable agriculture and food cluster that is based on renewable biological resources and ultra resource-efficient production. We believe that by doing so, we can make a tangible contribution to achieving progress on the global […]
When looking at the global climate challenges, the energy system is one of the biggest obstacles towards a carbon-free and net-zero future. The European Union has set ambitious objectives for an energy system, which integrates renewable energy and energy efficiency, as well as enabling a well-functioning energy market. These elements in combination can support a […]
Clean air in cities, shipping, agriculture and industry production is a matter of global health. Consequently, this white paper highlights some of the best practice examples of Danish clean air solutions, which can be implemented in different sectors to reduce ambient air pollution.