More than ten years after Sweden's pioneering adoption of 15 environmental quality objectives, many of the goals look unlikely to be met within the hoped-for timeframe of "a generation", according to a government-commissioned report published on Monday.
Despite improvement in the overall state of the environment, the objectives themselves – ranging from clean air and unpolluted groundwater to chemicals policy and radiation – have proven "difficult or impossible to achieve", the Swedish environment ministry said in a statement.
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