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State of the environment

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  • Release date: 25 July 2012
  • Period covered: 2012
  • Next update: 12 September 2013
An annual report that presents indicators on enabling change, climate change, sustainable use of resources, biodiversity, landscapres and seascapes, local environment and environmental hazards.

The bulletin presents information on the indicators monitoring progress against the Welsh Government’s Environment Strategy.

Key points

  • Of the indicators that have been defined and where information exists, 46 per cent show a clear improvement.
  • 33 of the 100 indicators show a clear improvement.
  • 32 of the 100 indicators are stable or show no clear trend.
  • 6 of the 100 indicators show a clear deterioration.
  • 13 indicators have insufficient data (of which 7 are under development) and 16 indicators have no data beyond the baseline.


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