The Commissioner for Future Generation is empowered to carry out investigations in relation to all issues that may affect citizens’ constitutional right to a healthy environment. These do not only concern typical issues pertaining to air, water, waste, etc. but also all cases with a likely impact on the long term sustainability of the environment in the broadest sense. Thus the field of competence of the Commissioner also extends to the protection of world heritage sites, historic monuments, environmental health issues, energy and transport policy, greening of the public budget, etc. The very broad competences of the Commissioner can be broken down into the following activities: investigation, policy advocacy,strategy-making and research.