The national State of the Environment Reports (SoER) have been prepared by the former National Center for Environment and Sustainable Development (NCESD), aiming to evaluate the environmental status of the country and undertake assessments of the objectives, directions and measures of the actual national environmental policy [paragraph 2 of Article 3, Presidential Decree 325/2000 (A ‘266) – NCESD establishment law].
In November 2018, NCESD presented its 2018 State of the Environment Report (SoER 2018) for the first time after 2013 (concerning 2008-2011) and it was the fourth State of the Environment Report of Greece. The SoER 2018 is a comprehensive overview of the developments and challenges facing key environmental sectors and aims to provide citizens and the State with detailed information and links to the European Environment Agency’s report. For the preparation of the Report, NCESD cooperated with academic institutions, research centers and technical companies. The SoER 2018 includes detailed information for the state of the environment in Greece in the fields of climate change, air quality, noise, nature, water, waste and horizontal environmental issues, thus providing to all interested stakeholders a useful database.