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Pan-European Assessment

Introduction

During the Eighth Environment for Europe Ministerial Conference (Batumi, Georgia, 8-10 June 2016) one of the topics for review was progress in developing the Shared Environmental Information System (SEIS). Countries were invited to continue their efforts and to further develop their national information systems to have SEIS in place in the countries of Europe and Central Asia by 2021. In this regard, the value of UNEP Live and the Group on Earth Observations were noted as global knowledge-sharing platforms. The launch of the European regional assessment of the Global Environment Outlook as the regular pan-European environmental assessment was also welcomed. 

Batumi Assessment - Sixth Global Environment Outlook (GEO-6)

The GEO-6 Assessment for the Pan-European Region is built on existing national, subregional and thematic assessments, including The European environment — state and outlook 2015 report produced by the European Environment Agency in 2015.  

GEO-6 provides an assessment of the current state of the environment, highlighting trends and enhancing the science-policy dialogue underpinning the policymaking and decision-making processes in the region. 

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E-Book: Regional Assessment for the Pan-European Region

Fact Sheets: Pan-European region Factsheet

Astana Assessment

The UNECE Working Group on Environmental Assessment prepared substantive inputs to the Seventh Environment for Europe Ministerial Conference (Astana, 21-23 September 2011) in close collaboration with the European Environment Agency. 

Europe’s Environment: An Assessment of Assessments (EE-AoA) focuses on the two themes of the Astana Conference: water and related ecosystems, and green economy. An assessment of assessments process reviews and critically analyses the existing assessment landscape across the pan-European region. It thus provides a basis to identify strengths of and gaps in existing assessments and their findings, their regional specificities, and the ways in which they can be improved to make them more policy relevant. 

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Belgrade Assessment

The UNECE Working Group on Environmental Monitoring and Assessment, in close cooperation with the European Environment Agency, selected a core set of environmental indicators for application in the countries of Europe and Central Asia To make the core set of environmental indicators operational for the countries of Europe and Central Asia., the Working Group agreed to prepare practical guidelines for their application. 

Europe’s Environment: The Fourth Assessment presents a list of guideline indicators for the European and Central Asian countries, demonstrating the relevance of each indicator to other international indicator sets. The guidelines highlight the importance of the environmental issues for which particular indicators have been designed.

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Kyiv Assessment

Europe’s Environment: The Third Assessment was prepared by the Working Group on Environmental Monitoring and Assessment in close collaboration with the European Environment Agency as substantive input to the Fifth Environment for Europe Ministerial Conference (Kyiv, May 2003).

The main aim of the report was to provide an overview of progress in the Environmental Programme for Europe. The report covered Europe, the whole of the Russian Federation and the Caucasian and Central Asian countries for the first time. The intention with this third report was to develop it as a fully fledged indicator-based assessment.

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