This comprehensive review of Belgium's environmental policies and programmes examines the full range of issues including air and water management, nature and biodiversity management, climate change, sustainable development, environmental taxation, environmental policy, and international co-operation. It includes a statistical annex containing key environmental data.
Table of contents:
1.Conclusions and Recommendations 2. Air and Water Management -Recommendations -Conclusions -Policy Objectives -Air Pollution -Water Pollution and Flooding 3. Nature and Biodiversity Management -Recommendations -Conclusions -1.Policy Objectives -2. State of Biodiversity -3. Protected Areas -4. Integration of Biodiversity into Agriculture, Forestry, and Land-Use Planning -5. Expenditure and Financing -6. International Commitments 4. Environmental-Economic Interface -Recommendations -Conclusions -1. Decoupling Environmental Pressures from Economic Growth -2. Sustainable Development and Institutional Integration -3. Sustainable Development and Market-Based Integration -4. Integration of Environmental Concerns in Sectoral Policies -5. Climate Changes: Institutions and Policy Measures -6. Implementaion of Environmental Policies 5. Environmental-Social Interface -Recommendations -Conclusions -1. Environment and Employment -2. Environmental Democracy -3. Distributive Aspects of Environmental Policy -4. Environmental Awareness 6. Environmental-Health Interface -Recommendations -Conclusions -1. Management Framework for Health and Environment -2. The Scope of the Problem -3. Reducing Health Threats from Air and Water Pollution -4. Reducing Health Hazards from Chemicals -5. Noise Abatement -6. Industrial Accidents 7. International Commitments -Recommendations -Conclusions -1. Performance in Ratifying International Agreements and Transposing EU Directives -2. Climate Protection -3. International Trade and Environment -4. Marine Issues -5. Development Aid References -Selected Environmental Data -Selected Economic Data -Selected Social Data -Selected Multilateral Agreements (worldwide) -Selected Multilateral Agreements (regional) -Abbreviations -Physical Context -Selected Environmental Websites