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The report of environmental indicators is published

08.12.2020- The assessment of the state of the environment should be continuous and based on relevant data. It is very important that the state of the environment is monitored for a longer period of time, in order to see the development trends in the environmental sector and the impacts coming from the development sectors.

 

One of the most acceptable and efficient forms of assessing the state of the environment over a longer period of time is the use of environmental indicators.

 

Such an assessment highlights the trends of the state of the environment, the pressures exerted on the environment, the driving forces that bring environmental impacts but also the effectiveness of environmental policies in improving the state of the environment.

 

So far, the Kosovo Environmental Protection Agency has drafted annual reports on the state of the environment, and specific reports on environmental sectors such as air, water, waste, nature, etc., which have included time periods of 1 to 5 years. Also the data and indicators used in the context of the assessment of the situation in these reports and assessments have mainly included shorter periods of time.

 

“Kosovo Environment 2020, Environmental Indicators Report", is the first publication of its kind, that assesses the state of the environment based on the national list of environmental indicators, which includes a longer period of time.

 

The drafting of the report uses standard methodologies applied by European Union organizations such as the OECD, the European Environment Agency, EUROSTAT or other organizations. Indicators have also been used, the development and processing of which is based on methodologies that are defined by these organizations.

 

The selection and development of indicators has been adapted to the general development situation in Kosovo and has been oriented towards the accessible data available for the development of certain indicators.

 

We hope that this publication will be a good basis that will serve policy makers in designing more effective policies, not only in improving the state of the environment, but also in preventing environmental impacts coming from development sectors. 

 

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