Umhvørvisstovan - The Faroese Environment Agency

Organisation profile

Organisation profile

Umhvørvisstovan er stovnur undir Umhvørvismálaráðnum, og fevnir um virkisøkini umhvørvisvernd, umhvørvisgransking, náttúruvernd, orkumál og elveitingareftirlit, viðarlundir og frílendi, land- og sjókort, matrikul, tinglýsing og landsfólkayvirlit. Umhvørvisstovan hevur matrikul- og umhvørvisfyrisiting, umsitir land- og sjókort, veitir tænastur og granskar innan virki stovnsins.

The Faroese Environment Agency is a subsidiary of the Ministry of Environment. Its work areas include Environmental Protection, Nature conservation, Land (Faroese Cadastre), Maps and Geodata, Research, Recreational areas, the Land Registration Act and the National Register. The Environment Agency is an active force in the community and employs various specialists within its areas of responsibility.

UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. Our work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 4 - Quality Education
  • SDG 6 - Clean Water and Sanitation
  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 14 - Life Below Water
  • SDG 15 - Life on Land


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