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 Environmental Reporting unit (MIRA) of the Flemish Environment Agency is pleased to announce the English translation of its yearly MIRA Indicator Report.
The Indicator Report 2011 offers a selection of 104 environmental indicators, ordered according to the DPSIR chain. The report is available in electronic format only and can be consulted on their website www.environmentflanders.be.
Indicators illustrate the progress regarding a given environmental issue and show where additional efforts are required. In order to allow the reader to make a quick judgement, the indicators have been given a score using a smiley: e.g.
Water use in Flanders has declined by 10 % in the last decade.
The 9 % rise in 2010 breaks the falling trend for greenhouse gas emissions in Flanders.
Transport damage costs are in general not compensated for by transport taxes. A diesel passenger vehicle pays roughly 69 % of its external costs.