Natural Resources Wales brings together the work of the Countryside Council for Wales, Environment Agency Wales and Forestry Commission Wales, as well as some functions of Welsh Government.
The Directorate for Nature Management and the Climate and Pollution Agency are being merged to form the Norwegian Environment Agency with effect from 1 July 2013.
Policies that promote green growth need to be founded on a good understanding of the different factors that affect green growth, and appropriate information is needed to monitor progress and measure results. As part of Green Growth Strategy, the OECD has developed a conceptual framework and indicators that help governments monitor progress towards green growth. According this conceptual framework
The Serbian Environmental Protection Agency (SEPA) is a governmental institution under the supervision of the Ministry of Environment and Spatial Planning. Its main task is development, management and coordination of the national environmental information system, collection and integration of the environmental data, production of yearly state of the environment reports also giving recommendations for future steps aiming a general improvement in this field.
SEPA was founded by the Law on Ministries in 2004 as a specific organization within the Ministry of Environmental Protection and it became operational in November 2004.
In 2010 the Agency has a budget of 440.000 Euros. The SEPA has 29 employees, of whom 58 % are women.
Serbian Environmental Protection Agency has following objectives:
During the year 2008/2009, SEPA increased its reporting towards EEA in both quantitative and qualitative way and according to the EEA score (available at http://www.eionet.europa.eu/dataflows/pdf2008) Serbian level of reporting reached 75%, a significant improvement from previous year (2007/2008 – 60%).
The set of new Environmental laws adopted in Parliament in May 2009, gives SEPA a set of new responsibilities in the field of communal and industrial pollution particularly in the field of noise, waste, packaging and packaging waste, GHG register etc.
For the first time SEPA invited to get directly involved in the creation of the European State of the Environment Report 2010 (SOER 2010).
At the regional level, during the year 2008, SEPA was involved in the project “Building up of regular environment reporting system according to the EEA Core Set of Indicators for the west Balkan countries”, led by EEA and UNEP/GRID Arendal, resulting with the set of 19 regional environmental indicators.At international level SEPA acts as National Focal Point and National Reference Centre for different thematic areas towards European Environment Agency.
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