Welcome to the Department of Environment and Contingency Management.
The Department of Environment and Contingency Management comes under the Ministry of
Independence, Nature, Environment and Agriculture.
The department administers legislation on environmental protection to ensure clean air, water and
soil, and good living conditions for people, animals and nature. We aim to ensure clean fresh water
on land, to provide citizens with access to clean drinking water, and to ensure clean and sustainable
On the topic of contingency management, the department administers a number of areas regarding
the safety of citizens and society’s measures against accidents and disasters. We also handle the
secretariat function for the Emergency Services Commission. The Emergency Services Commission
is the organisational focal point for the overall transverse crisis management between the
Greenlandic and Danish authorities.
All citizens are at any time welcome to contact the Department of Environment and Contingency
Read more about the Department of Environment and Contingency Management´s responsibilities
in the menu to the left.