Environmental Emergency Preparedness

The purpose of environmental emergency preparedness is to combat oil and chemical pollution that can harm the environment on land and in the sea. Environmental emergency preparedness in Greenland can be divided into pollution on land and at sea. Marine environment emergency preparedness can be divided into two geographic areas of responsibility.

Act quickly in the event of environmental pollution

If you discover pollution or the pollution is your fault, it is important to act quickly and contact the appropriate authority as soon as possible. After this the necessary measures to combat the pollution will be quickly and effectively implemented. Whoever is responsible for the pollution has a duty to the greatest possible extent to immediately prevent the pollution from spreading further.