There is no doubt that it is in the environmental organisations’ interests for Sweden to achieve its environmental quality objectives. These organisations are continuously engaged in a range of issues that are directly linked to the various environmental objectives.
Since February 2003, there have been consultations about work on the environmental objectives involving the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF), Swedish Society for Nature Conservation (SNF), Friends of the Earth Sweden, Nature and Youth Sweden and Greenpeace.
Pursuing environmental objectives is seen by the environmental organisations as a way of systematising the pursuit of environmental policy better than before, with a broader and stronger involvement of various segments of society. The objectives place heavier pressure on politicians, and also fulfil a key educational function in disseminating information about environmental issues. A comprehensive approach to these issues and a vision are valuable. The environmental organisations’ role is to press for the environmental objectives to culminate in genuine improvements in the state of the environment.