Environmental Monitoring and Assessment
Informed-decision making requires the availability of integrated, relevant, timely and easy accessible information and its appropriate assessment. This in turn requires that adequate monitoring programmes, data and information management systems, assessment and reporting routines and methods are in place. The Programme on Environmental Monitoring and Assessment assists, therefore, UNECE member States in working with environmental data and information to enable their timely flows and adequate assessment. In this way, the Programme helps enable an informed decision-making process, both nationally and internationally, in the environmental sector.
Report on progress in establishing the Shared Environmental Information System in support of regular reporting in the pan-European region.
"At the Seventh Environment for Europe Ministerial Conference (Astana, 2011) ministers decided that the pan-European environment should be kept under review by establishing a regular process of environmental assessment and developing a Shared Environmental Information Systems (SEIS) across the region..."
The sixth Global Environment Outlook (GEO-6) Assessment for the Pan-European region paints a comprehensive picture of the environmental factors contributing to human health and well-being at the regional level. Backed by a large body of recent, credible scientific evidence, regional-wide consultations and a robust intergovernmental process, the assessment demonstrates that regional and global multilateral environmental agreements have improved environmental conditions in the Pan-European region. It also highlights the complexity of the interlinked environmental, social and economic challenges now confronting decision makers.
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