Factsheet: Environmental Protection Act

Environmental Protection Act

Key Information
Full name of Instrument & Measure (English): 
Environmental Protection Act
Full name of Instrument & Measure (native language): 
Bekendtgørelse af lov om miljøbeskyttelse
Description: 
The law contributes to the protection of nature and the environment, so that society can develop on a sustainable basis respecting human conditions of life and the preservation of animal and plant life (paragraph 1). This law aims particularly (1) to prevent and combat pollution of air, water, land and soil, as well as vibration and noise nuisances, (2) to provide hygienic reasoned rules relevant to the environment and humans, (3) to limit the use and waste of raw materials and other resources, (4) promote the use of cleaner technology and (5) to promote recycling and reduce the problems associated with waste disposal (paragraph 2).
Goal/Aim: 
- Regulate the protection of nature and the environment. - Regulate prevention and control of pollution. - Waste management. - Promote the use of cleaner technology.
Responsible Authority: 
Danish ministry of the environment - Miljøministeriet

Status:

Year Instrument & Measure Started: 
2001
Year Last Instrument & Measure was last Amended: 
2007