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1 EEA European Environment Agency Copenhagen · Denmark

2 EU 15 member states + Iceland Liechtenstein Norway PHARE countries TACIS

3 The EEA Mandate “To provide the Community and the Member States with objective, reliable and comparable information at European level.” (Reg. 1210/90)

4 EEA GOALS Establish and coordinate EIONET Provide information for environmental policy development and implementation Ensure broad dissemination and accessibility Develop and publish a State of the Environment Report every 3 years Co-operate, add value and avoid duplication

5 EIONET ELEMENTS ETC ETC EEA ETC NFPs NRCs MCEs

6 EEA PRINCIPLES Providing best available information Pooling of existing information and know-how Encouraging a global perspective Facilitating harmonisation of data Serving wide audiences Developing innovative ways of dissemination

7 EEA’s KEY CLIENTS The Community Institutions, i.e. the Commission The Council of Ministers The European Parliament Member states

8 EEA COOPEATION WITH INTERNATIONAL ORGANISATIONS UNEP UN-ECE OECD WHO-Europe WMO

9 THE EEA PROGRAMME AREAS 1.Databases and Topic Reporting 2.Integrated Assessment 3.Periodical Reporting 4.Reporting System Support 5.Service and Network Infrastructure

10 EEA PRODUCTS AND SERVICES (1) State and Outlook on Europe’s Environment - The four/five year report European Environmental Signals - Regular (annual) Indicator- based reports Assessments on priority problems, sectors and regions - Environmental Issues Series Topic reports (air, water, nature etc.) - some regular, others timed for policy use

11 EEA PRODUCTS AND SERVICES (2) Technical reports, guidelines and handbooks Access to EEA/EIONET Data bases and relevant data and information sources Service and reporting to policy-makers based on the EEA Environment Information System

12 Reporting on sectors and the environment …..contains the main indicators of the sector - environment reporting mechanisms Central product in EEA family of indicator reports/reporting mechanisms... Climate change Energy Environmentalsignals Transport&Environment Agriculture

13 Indicators are chosen to answer policy questions Type A: “What is happening?”Type A: “What is happening?” Environmental state and quality Type B: “Does it matter?”Type B: “Does it matter?” Performance indicators Type C: “Are we improving our processes?”Type C: “Are we improving our processes?” Eco-efficiency indicators Type D: "Are polices working?"Type D: "Are polices working?" Measure of policy effectiveness

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15 FROM LINEAR TO CIRCULAR ECONOMIES FIG. 2 AN ECO-EFFICIENT CIRCULAR ECONOMY FIG. 1 A WASTEFUL LINEAR ECONOMY PRODUCTIONRESOURCESCONSUMPTION MUCH WASTE REDESIGN RESOURCES WASTE PRODUCTIONCONSUMPTION MINIMAL WASTE RECYCLEREPAIR REUSERENOVATE

16 New challenges ( ) I. Waste prevention / minimisation waste loads / activities (i.e. industrial production) material flows (inputs - outputs of production processes) resource productivity indicators (i.e. % of raw materials "wasted") load coefficients (i.e. kg of heavy metals/kg of product)

17 Final objective: to find/propose best available techniques (BAT) for waste minimisation to make "what - if" scenarios (how waste quantities will arise if existing/new developments prevail

18 New challenges ( ) II. Policy effectiveness = evaluation of waste management plans, strategies (national / European level) Indicators Assessment tools/methods

19 Final objective: to check targets with actual performance whywhere / how to determine "weak spots" in policy implementation to visualise issues / areas for improvement

20 New challenges ( ) III. EEA enlargement data flow / information assessment cooperation with DGENV, EUROSTAT, JRC waste statistics Regulation reporting obligations joint projects


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