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Swedenvironment No. 3 Highlights

This is an announcement for Swedenvironment No 3. Below you will find a very brief summary. Both the summary and the full text is available on Internet:

www.swedenvironment.environ.se

Swedenvironment is a newsletter from Ministry if the Environment, the Environmental Protection Agency and the National Chemicals Inspectorate in Sweden.

CONTENT No. 3:

New Minister For The Environment Plans Agri-Environmental Measures

Kjell Larsson, Sweden's new Minister for the Environment, will try to reach voluntary agreements with farmers, e.g. on reducing losses of nitrogen.

Green Indicators Test Sustainability

Eleven environmental indicators have been proposed as a starting point. If the government so decides, the indicators can be included already in the 1999 national budget statement.

Men Make More "Green" Choices

Nine out of ten shoppers state that they make a conscious effort to buy eco-labelled products - and it is men who are responsible for the upward trend.

Integrated Product Policy Needs Better Eco-Labeling And Public Procurement

In preparation for the Commission's workshop on Integrated Product Policy, working groups stress the need for greater environmental consideration in public procurement and eco-labelling with declarations of all chemicals.

Improved Supervision For Market Efficiency

So far, environmental regulations have not had any major negative consequences for market efficiency, according to a Swedish study. To reduce the risk of conflicts, taxes and charges are preferable to regulations.

Environmental Information Centre Will Assist Financial Markets

Interested parties in the financial markets could set up an environmental information centre, with government backing. The Swedish EPA suggests this, after interviews with market players.

Budget Boost For Forest Protection'"/>

Contact: Katrin Hallman
katrin.hallman@environ.se
46-8-698-15-44
Swedish Environmental Protection Agency
25-Nov-1998


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