The Environment Agency of Iceland institution
On the Green Map:
Significant Organization / Agency
Institutions that supervise governmental affairs related to nature and the environment. Ministries that take care of environmental, educational and tourism issues and institutions that are governed directly by the Ministry for the Environment and Natural Resources.
Can range from intensive programs within the regular school system or university, to places offering one-time environmental workshops and lectures to the public.
Companies with ISO 14001 environmental management certification to minimize negative effect on the environment.
Experts, service or office that helps individuals or society to develop environmentally sound policies and practices. Might include alternative and governmental agencies, grassroots organizations etc.
Location of monitors displaying the level of pollutants present in the air. Institutions that monitor pollution on a regular basis.
Places or websites to visit or write to where you get good environmental information of all kinds. They direct you towards sustainable and conserving green sites, services and resources.
The polar bear is not native to Iceland, but is occasionally found here, especially in winter when it arrives on icebergs from the east coast of Greenland. Here we map the agencies responsible for polar bear information.
Certifications. Labels and Awards:
The ISO 14000 environmental management standards exist to help organizations minimize how their operations negatively affect the environment (cause adverse changes to air, water, or land) and comply with applicable laws and regulations. The standards pertain mainly to the process of how the product is made rather than the product itself. Certification is performed and awarded by an independent third-party organization rather than ISO directly.