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SOER 2010Bernt Röndell, EEAEEA SOER 2010 ICELAND June 2010


SOER 2010Do you want to knowmore about Europe’senvironment? What mightbe the prospects for2020? … and beyond?In November 2010, theEuropean EnvironmentAgency (EEA) willproduce its fourthEuropean environment— state and outlookreport (SOER 2010).EEA SOER 2010 ICELAND June 2010


Structure of SOER 2010”PART B”Thematic assessmentsClimate Change (CC) mitigationReviewing the science of CCCC impacts, vulnerability & adapt.BiodiversityLand use and spatial trendsSoil resourcesMarine, maritime & coastal env.Water scarcity, droughts & floodsResource use & wasteEnv. impacts of consumptionAtmospheric pollutionWater pollutionUrban environmentSOER 2010Synthesis”PART A”ExploratoryassessmentsGlobal megatrendsIntegration analysisImplication analysis”PART C”Country assessmentsGeneralCountry profileCommon environmental themesClimate change mitigationLandBiodiversityWasteFreshwaterAir pollutionSpecific environmental themesNational or regional issuesEach of the above are assessed foreach EEA member country (32)and EEA cooperating country (6)EEA SOER 2010 ICELAND June 2010


The Synthesis - contentSOER 2010SynthesisThe SOER 2010 Synthesis will provide a summaryassessment augmented by additional integrated andcross-thematic analyses.- Assessing the state of the environment- Reviewing progress towards improving the SOE- focus: summarise state of the environment- entry point: 6th EAP priorities & regional angles- highlight inter-connectedness- Reflecting on environmental challenges- Rethinking environmental prioritiesEEA SOER 2010 ICELAND June 2010


The Synthesis - the chapters… summary assessment augmented by additional cross-thematicand integrated analyses.Section 1IntroductionSection 2Climate changeSection 3Nature & biodiversitySection 4Nat. resources & wasteSection 5Environment & healthSection 6Natural capitalSection 7Global contextSection 8Future priorities+ + +EEA SOER 2010 ICELAND June 2010


The Synthesis - timeline• First consultation ended 16 April √• Final draft - to EEA MB from 20 May to 03 June• Response to all comments in progress• Final version 11 June 2010.• Final consideration at MB meeting on 16 June.• Aim: Sign-off by Executive Director in June.• June-September - Translation, lay-out & productionThe report will be translated into IcelandicEEA SOER 2010 ICELAND June 2010


Part A - contentAssessments of global mega-trends• Review of consultant output, Advisory group• Paper for discussion at EEA MB in June• Background report and fact sheets in July”PART A”ExploratoryassessmentsGlobal megatrendsIntegration analysisImplication analysisIntegration analysisEEA SOER 2010 ICELAND June 2010The Synthesis report about:• Draft integration analysis, discussions with advisory group in May• Analysis over summer 2010 to lead to background report inSeptember 2010Implication analysis• Will be developed in an interactive fashion with EEA stakeholdersand experts• Completion over winter 2010/11


Part B - content”PART B”Thematic assessmentsClimate Change (CC) mitigationReviewing the science of CCCC impacts, vulnerability & adapt.BiodiversityLand use and spatial trendsSoil resourcesMarine, maritime & coastal env.•Assessments of key (13) environmentalthemes that integrate economic and socialdriving forces.•Thematic assessments will be presented aselectronic publicationWater scarcity, droughts & floodsResource use & wasteEnv. impacts of consumptionAtmospheric pollutionWater pollutionUrban environment•Address state and trends, follow DPSIRlogic, are indicator-based, evaluatedistance to target and environmentalobjectivesEEA SOER 2010 ICELAND June 2010


Part B – timeline• First consultation in autumn 2009 – second ended 17 May.• In total, ~1000 comments have been received in April / May:- most comments on Soil, Land, Climate and Waterassessments.• Now - review of structure and storyline / Integration ofadditional information• Consultation on thematic assessment on consumption• Development of cross-sector assessment (energy as entry point)and policy coherence analysisEEA SOER 2010 ICELAND June 2010


Part C - content”PART C”Country assessmentsGeneralCountry profileCommon environmental themesClimate change mitigationLandBiodiversityWasteFreshwaterAir pollutionSpecific environmental themesNational or regional issuesEach of the above are assessed foreach EEA member country (32)and EEA cooperating country (6)• Covering 38 countries - assessments bycountries• Complementing European benchmarkingin Part B with detailed country-levelanalyses• Enabling countries to focus on commonissues from national perspective• Bringing out diversity of country realities• Providing platform for communicatingissues of particular national concernEEA SOER 2010 ICELAND June 2010


Part C – timeline (I)• Delivery of country contributions, review by EEA andfeedback• Regular communication with national Part C coordinators• Web structure almost finalised and SENSE developmentsprogressing well• Countries requested to identify final drafts (28 April)• Almost 50% of all possible final draft contributions deliveredto SOER portal• Translation and editing phase started (from May onwards)EEA SOER 2010 ICELAND June 2010


Part C – timeline (II)• Further country contributions delivered• EEA feedback incorporated into country contributions• Support web uploads as well as online deliveries throughSENSE (September-November) Final update ofcontributions, if necessary (September-October)• Sign off and upload of edited contributions to the web -manual and SENSE (September-November)EEA SOER 2010 ICELAND June 2010


A little more SENSE - Shared European & National State of theEnvironment informationEstablish a mechanism for an online SOE-reporting fromnational websites to EEA SOE web and vice versa;Improve sharing of SOE information through a LinkedData approach;Exchange know how i.e. learn together and deliverinput to the further development19 countries participating in SENSE Task ForceEEA SOER 2010 ICELAND June 2010


The contentprovisionSENSEScenario 3 Scenario 2 Scenario 1I20152010EEA SOER 2010 ICELAND June 2010


Or from the project planSENSEEEA SOER 2010 ICELAND June 2010


A little more SENSE - Shared European & National State of theEnvironment information• Commitments from Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, FYR ofMacedonia, Germany, the Netherlands, Norway, Romania, Serbia,Slovakia, Slovenia, Sweden, Turkey (13 countries) to implement SENSE• Remaining countries in SENSE Task Force to inform EEA (Bernt) of status(by mid June) – Iceland?• Participants to use SENSE ”helpdesk” for establishment of feeds• Source information is absolutely essentialEEA SOER 2010 ICELAND June 2010


How will it look likeEEA SOER 2010 ICELAND June 2010


SOER 2010 Day - Brussels, 30 NovemberDraft programmeThe LaunchTime What? Audience9:30-11:00h SOER Presentation Commission staffWhole day Exhibition MEPs, assistants, journalists, EPvisitorsNoon-12:30h Press conference Press13:00-15:00h SOER ’Workshop’ Interested MEPs and informedpublic (such as NGOs, Industry,environmental networks)Between 15:00 and 18:30h(time tbc)SOER Presentation by EEA’s ExecutiveDirector to EP ENVI CommitteeMEPsAfter ENVI Committee meeting Reception MEPs, ENVI Committee audienceEveningPresentation/DinnerEEA SOER 2010 ICELAND June 2010


Read and learn more atwww.eea.europa.euThank you for your attentionbernt.rondell@eea.europa.euEEA SOER 2010 ICELAND June 2010

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