The Danish Ministry of the Environment is in charge of administrative and research tasks in the areas of environmental protection and planning. In Denmark, the administration at the state level is managed by the Ministry of the Environment. At the regional and local levels, much of the administrative responsibility has been delegated to municipalities.
The Danish Environmental Protection Agency Climate Change is responsible for coordination and implementation of international negotiations and reporting obligations on climate issues within the European Union and the United Nations Climate Convention. The Agency is also responsible for coordination of national measures to follow up the Danish climate commitments, e.g. the fulfilment of Danish reduction commitments under the Kyoto Protocol and Danish implementation of the flexible mechanisms.