When I was a Guest Researcher at Uppsala University my colleagues informed me of their environmental law journal. The Nordic Environmental Law Journal (no. 2011:1) has now been published and may be downloaded for free from http://www.nordiskmiljoratt.se. This issue includes two articles related to the implementation of the water framework directive in the Nordic states. A third article discusses the energy performance certification (energideklarationen) as an instrument for more efficient energy use in existing buildings.