State of the Environment Report

​Regular state of the environment reports have been published as part of a commitment towards providing environmental information in a form that is easily accessible and user-friendly. These reports are also available online. The Environment Protection Act obliges the competent authority, ERA, to publish a state of the environment report every four years. Supplimenting this obligation is the publishing of annual updates of key environmental indicators used in the report. It is hoped that through this initiative, policymakers, opinion leaders, and members of the public will be able to keep abreast of environmental trends, while having access to more long-term, detailed information and analysis in the state of the environment reports.

State of the Environment Report 2018

​​​Summary Report ​​ Download​​
​Chapter 1: Driving Forces​  Download​
​Chapter 2: Ambient Air  Download​
​Chapter 3: Climate Change  Download​​
​​Chapter 4: Land and Coast  Download​​​
​Chapter 5: Marine and Fresh Waters  Download​​
​Chapter 6: Resources and Waste​  Download​​
​Chapter 7: Environmental Health ​ Download​​
​Chapter 8: Biodiversity  Download​​
​Chapter 9: Policy Responses ​ Download​​

ERA’s Responses to the Office of the Ombudsman’s Review of the State of the Environment Report: Download​

Ombudsman Commissioner for Environment and Planning: Opinion on the State of the Environment Report 2018​: Download