The Environmental Objectives Portal currently presents some 100 national indicators tracking progress towards the environmental quality objectives and interim targets.
Each agency is responsible for coordinating, developing and assuring the quality and operational reliability of indicators relating to its own particular environmental quality objective(s), and deciding how these indicators are to be used. Overall coordination is the task of the Environmental Objectives Council. The county administrative boards have worked together to develop joint indicators at the regional level. Much remains to be done to delimit a core set of carefully selected indicators, which will then guide decisions on what more detailed data need to be collected and evaluated.
When choosing indicators, it is essential to coordinate as far as possible the data required for monitoring of progress towards the objectives with those needed by other users, especially for purposes of international reporting. This will lay a better foundation for long-term funding. In the short term, the authorities' efforts to develop indicators have focused on securing the necessary supply of data in the most cost-effective way possible. In the subsequent development of these indicators, there should be a greater focus on customizing them to different target groups, so as to facilitate communication of the results of monitoring.
The presentation of indicators is available in Swedish only.