State of the Environment Indicators 2007

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This booklet updates the State of the Environment Indicators 2006 that were published last year, with the aim of providing timely information on the principal environmental trends to policymakers, organisations and the public.
The smiley Smiley Happy, neutral Smiley Mediumor frowny Smiley Sadfaces accompanying the indicators, have been awarded according to two criteria, related to both to the overall dimensions of the problem and the recent trend. Similar to previous years, the State of the Environment Indicators 2007 have been compiled by the Malta Environment and Planning Authority in partnership with the National Statistics Office, and draw upon information and data deriving from environmental monitoring programmes carried out by various government agencies including the Malta Resources Authority and the Department of Environmental Health. For any feedback or queries regarding this publication, please contact MEPA’s Policy Coordination Unit on 2290 1537 or send an e-mail on This publication and the relevant datasheets are downloadable from the MEPA website ( and on CD.