Environment Agency Austria supports Croatia in environmental reporting

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Vienna, 16 February 2016 – In February 2016 the Croatian Environment Agency is embarking on a review of the Croatian Environment Pollutant Register. In this review it receives support from Austrian, German and French experts under the leadership of the Umweltbundesamt, the Environment Agency Austria. “Accurate, secure and up-to-date data constitute the basis of effective environmental policy in Europe”, said Georg Rebernig, Managing Director of the Environment Agency Austria, on the occasion of the kick-off meeting in Zagreb on 16 February 2016. “Together with our Croatian partners we will adapt data quality to meet EU standards and in this way create a sound basis for national environmental protection and for international reporting obligations.”

 

The project partners will develop measures for data quality improvements and further developments of the web portal. Moreover, the aim of the project is to achieve better harmonisation of the Croatian Environment Pollutant Register and other databases and reporting systems - such as the geographical information system and the system for preparing the national greenhouse gas inventory.

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The Environment Agency Austria is the leading organisation of experts for all environmental topics and media in Austria and, with a track record of more than 100 individual projects in 27 countries in Eastern and Southeast Europe and in the Mediterranean countries, an experienced project partner. The Environment Agency Austria builds bridges between the economy, science and politics at national and international level, while also developing perspectives on the sustainable development of society in Austria and in Europe and beyond. Through administrative partnerships – so-called Twinning projects – the Environment Agency Austria has been supporting Central and Southeast European authorities in important environmental matters since 1999. It has assisted them in institutional capacity building and in the implementation of EU law. The funds for these projects are provided by the EU.

 

Further information:
Petra Kestler, Environment Agency Press Office, Tel.: +43 (0)1 31304-5432