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The State of Environment in terms of facts


The recently issued overview of the state of environment of Lithuania for the previous year “The State of Environment 2011. Only facts" is already the tenth publication dedicated to the annual analysis of changes of the state of environment of Lithuania. It continues a series of similar overviews and its purpose is to show environmental changes in 2011 and their causes. It is a very compact and handy publication. Its electronic version is published on the website of the agency of environment.

The data provided in the publication show that the environment in Lithuania is being polluted less and more attention is being paid to the environmental quality and people's rights to have safe and clean environment. However it does not mean that there are no environmental quality preservation issues. The aim of the publication is not only to show the achievement of positive changes, but also to highlight main issues and key tasks.

Information in this publication, like in previous ones, is presented by analyzing specific indicators according to sectors based on the universally accepted State-Pressure-Driving Force-Response model. The analysis of all problems that are discussed is finalized by assessing future prospects. This is symbolized by conventional symbols like smiling, calm or sad "faces".

The publication consists of 6 chapters. The first one is traditionally dedicated to the changes of climate elements, the second is for air, the third is for water conditions, the fourth one is for waste, the fifth is for landscape and biological diversity, and the sixth chapter provides an overview of the complex impact on the environment not only on the level of Lithuania, but also on separate regions, which are singled out based on the territories controlled by environmental departments of the Ministry of Environment. The overall assessment of analyzed problems is provided in the summary of the publication.

Information of the Ministry of Environment, phone +370~706 63660

16 November 2012

Minister of Environment of Lithuania Kęstutis Navickas
Minister of Environment of Lithuania Kęstutis Navickas