What is environmental information?

Environmental information has a broad definition.

It is recorded information, in any form, in any of the following areas:

  • the state of elements of the environment and their interaction (air, water, soil, land and landscape, natural sites, flora and fauna)
  • discharges, emissions, noise, radiation, waste
  • measures and activities affecting the environment (e.g. policies, legislation, plans, activities)
  • reports on implementation of environmental legislation
  • cost benefit and economic analyses
  • effects of the environment on conditions of human life (including food, buildings)