Latvia and Austria topped the list for delivering environmental data to the European Environment Agency (EEA), followed by Sweden, Bulgaria and Slovakia, according to a new report released today. Overall performance by countries was up by 5 % compared to the previous reporting cycle. Many of the new EU Member States performed particularly well.
The 32 countries who are full members of the EEA, as well as the
collaborating countries, regularly supply environmental data to the
Agency. The new report 'Eionet priority data flows, May 2005–April
2006' is the ninth progress report to the EEA Management Board on the
workings of the system. For the first time, it is published in the EEA
series of corporate documents.
The European environment information and observation network (Eionet)
aims to provide timely and quality-assured data, information and
expertise for assessing the state of the environment in Europe. It is a
partnership network consisting of the EEA, several European topic
centres (ETCs) and a network of over 1 000 experts from more than
300 national bodies dealing with environmental information.
Our natural environment is a key component of our health and wealth. However, our recent assessments show that the majority of habitats and species in Europe have an unfavourable conservation status ...