Data availability: Number of vessels 1989-2002 for EU-15; 1989-1992 &amp; 1998-2002 for EFTA; 1989-1995 &amp; 2001 for EU-10; 1992-1995 &amp; 2001 for AC countries.Legend:Countries have been grouped into the following categories: EU-15 (Belgium, Denmark, Germany, Greece, Spain, France, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Austria, Portugal, Findland, Sweden,United Kingdom), EFTA (Iceland and Norway), EU-10 (new member states: Estonia, Cyprus, Lithuania, Latvia, Malta, Poland, and Slovenia), CC (accession countries: Bulgaria and Romania).
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Late lessons from early warnings is about the
gathering of information on the hazards of
human economic activities and its use in
taking action to better protect both the
environment and the health of the species
and ecosystems that are dependent on it, and
then living with the consequences.
The report is based on case studies. The
authors of the case studies, all experts in
their particular field of environmental,
occupational and consumer hazards, were
asked to identify the dates of early warnings,
to analyse how this information was used, or
not used, in reducing hazards, and to
describe the resulting costs, benefits and
lessons for the future.