Tagged on: Europe

Reports and Books
Air quality in Europe: 2015 report
European Environment Agency

The current report presents an overview and analysis of air quality in Europe, with a focus on the latest year for which there are available and processed data, namely 2013. It reviews the progress made towards meeting the requirements of the Air Quality Directives (EU, 2004||EU, 2008). It also gives an overview of the latest findings and estimates on population exposure to the air pollutants with the greatest impacts on health in Europe, as well as an overview of the effects of air pollution on human health and on ecosystems.


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2015
Thematic Meeting on Implementation of HCFC Phase-out Management Plans (HPMPs) Minsk, Belarus, 13-15 October 2015
United Nations Environment Programme

Countries with Economies in Transition and Article 5 countries joining hands to meet their respective reduction targets for ozone-depleting HCFCs: Montreal Protocol focal points and refrigeration & air-conditioning (RAC) experts shared highlights, challenges and lessons learnt from the implementation of their respective HCFC phase-out strategies during the thematic meeting on the implementation of HCFC refrigerant management plans in Minsk, Belarus, 13-15 October 2015


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2015
GEO
The European environment — State and Outlook: Synthesis Report
European Environment Agency

This report synthesises the information resulting from four decades of implementation of a well-defined and ambitious EU policy agenda. It represents the tip of the knowledge available to EEA and its network, Eionet. The overall findings point to successes in reducing environmental pressures. These achievements are especially remarkable when seen in the context of vastly changed European and global settings over the past decades.


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2015
Reports and Books
Horizon 2020 Mediterranean Report
European Environment Agency, United Nations Environment Programme/MAP

The H2020 Mediterranean Report is a joint effort of the EEA and UNEP/MAP resulting from the creation of a regular review mechanism of environmental progress in the three H2020 policy priorities. These are municipal waste, urban waste water and industrial pollution. The report also serves as a contribution to the mid-term review of the H2020 initiative.


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2014
Contact Group Meeting on the Implications of Joining the Customs Union between Belarus, Kazakhstan and the Russian Federation - Information Note: Ozone Layer Protection Talks in Minsk with Current and Future Members of the Customs Union to Enforce Montreal Protocol Provisions
United Nations Environment Programme

Delegations of the current members of the Customs Union between Belarus, Kazakhstan and Russia and those of the prospective future members Armenia, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan elaborated – after 3 days of intensive discussions in the plenary and bilateral working groups – a set of recommendations and action points on how to enforce Montreal Protocol provisions in terms of mandatory reporting of imports, exports, production and destruction of ozone-depleting substances, mandatory national import / export licensing systems for any type of ODS and trade restrictions with non-Parties.


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2014
Reports and Books
Green Growth Indicators
Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development

A first set of green growth indicators was proposed in Towards Green Growth: Monitoring Progress in 2011. This report updates and extends those indicators. It charts the progress that countries have made in four areas: the transition to a low carbon, resource efficient economy||maintaining the natural asset base||improving people’s environmental quality of life||and implementing policies for, and realising the economic opportunities associated with, green growth.


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2014
Black Sea Commission World Ocean Assessment Process
United Nations Environment Programme, I. Makarenko

Presentation at the Technical workshop on selecting indicators for the state of regional seas


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2014
EEA Coastal & Marine Indicators
United Nations Environment Programme, C. Roddier& C.Belchior

Presentation at the Technical workshop on selecting indicators for the state of regional seas


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2014
Reports and Books
From Evidence to Opportunity: State of the Environment for Northern Ireland 2013
The Northern Ireland Environment Agency (NIEA)

From Evidence to Opportunity” is Northern Ireland’s second State of the Environment report. The first report “Our environment, our heritage, our future” was published in 2008 and presented baseline indicators across six themes to provide an evidence-based assessment of the state of the environment. This second assessment provides a five year update and commentary on forty four indicators across eight themes. These indicators are drawn from the annual Northern Ireland Environmental Statistics Reports from 2009 on and information from a range of sources including the Northern Ireland Environment Agency and other public bodies. This report draws together in one place an overall picture of our environment, identifies cross-cutting issues and provides a commentary on key challenges and emerging trends. As a result we are now better able to assess the effectiveness of our environmental policies over the longer term and to base decisions on how we manage and protect our environment on appropriate evidence.


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2013
GEO
State of the Environment Report: Bosnia and Herzegovina
Ministry of Foreign Trade and Economic Relations of Bosnia and Herzegovina

The purpose of this Report is to give an overview of key data on the state of theenvironment of BiH. The Report presents a comprehensive overview of the state of the environment and trends, pressures and their effect on the environment, initiators of those pressures, as well as existing initiatives for resolution of environmental issues. In addition to evaluation of the complete state of the environment, the Report gives an evaluation of efficiency of the applied environmental protection measures, and identifies key issues for protection and improvement of the state of the environment.


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2012