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Progress in Managing the Environment


Progress in Managing the Environment

On 21 May the Kiev report "Europe's environment: The third assessment" was released in the run-up to the meeting of Environment ministers from the wider European continent in Kiev, Ukraine, which was organised by the UN's Economic Commission for Europe (UN-ECE). Chapter 13 dealing with progress in managing the environment was drawn up with the joint help of Ecologic and IEEP London.

The chapter states that progress on environmental integration varies. Although the European Cardiff process on integrating environmental aspects into other policy sectors is regarded as a positive example because it has raised awareness for environmental integration its effect on sectoral policies has been limited. Implementation and follow-up is needed. Within the Member States integrated strategies are often in place but similary to the situation at the European level their implementation could be improved considerably. In the countries of Central and Eastern Europe and the Newly Independent States integration is less prominet, though advancing. Successful integration mainly fails due to weak regulatory and enforcment structures.

Link to the report here.
Download Chapter 13 here.


Bond, Alan  et al. 2003: "Progress in Managing the Environment", in: European Environment Agency (ed.): Environmental Assessment Report No. 10, Europe's Environment: the Third Assessment. Copenhagen: European Environment Agency, 272-296.

Aneke Klasing
Frank Oosterhuis
Elisabeth Wilson
Francoise Breton
Alan Bond
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24 pp.
Table of Contents

List of acknowledgements
1. Introduction
Developments in socio-economic sectors
2.0. Material flows
2.1. Energy
2.2. Industry
2.3. Agriculture
2.4. Forestry
2.5. Fisheries and aquaculture
2.6. Transport
2.7. Tourism
Prominent environmental problems
3. Climate change
4. Stratospheric ozone depletion
5. Air pollution
6. Chemicals
7. Waste
8. Water
9. Soil degradation
10. Technological and natural hazards
Cross-cutting impacts
11. Biological diversity
12. Environment and human health
Policy management
13. Progress in managing the environment
14. Information gaps and needs
Acronyms and abbreviations
• Country tables of key statistics
• Ratification of multilateral environmental agreements
• Comparisons with other parts of the world

climate, energy, natural resources, climate change,