The Swedish Government bears overall responsibility for the environmental quality objectives.
Once a year, the Government reports to the Riksdag on Sweden's progress towards the objectives. Every four years, the Environmental Protection Agency submits an in-depth evaluation to the Government. This is intended to provide a factual basis for deciding whether the environmental quality objectives or policy instruments, including legislation, need to be revised. The evaluation is part of the basis for the Government’s Environmental Bill.
Within the Swedish Government, it is the Ministry of the Environment that bears overall responsibility for environmental issues.