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Northern Ireland Environmental Statistics Report

The Northern Ireland Environmental Statistics Report is an annual compendium of environmental indicators covering eight key themes: Demography & Public Opinion, Air & Climate, Water, Marine, Land, Biodiversity, Built Heritage and Waste. Northern Ireland's second State of the Environment report, "From Evidence to Opportunity", published by the Northern Ireland Environment Agency (NIEA) in December 2013, should be referenced for additional context.

Previous editions back to 2009 are available from the publications archive.

Northern Ireland Local Authority Collected Municipal Waste Management Statistics, Annual Reporting

This report provides both summary and detailed figures on the amount of local authority collected municipal waste in Northern Ireland in the latest reporting year, as well as trend data over the last number of years. The data is broken down by waste management groups and district councils.

Previous editions back to 2009/10 are available from the publications archive.

Northern Ireland Local Authority Collected Municipal Waste Management Statistics, Quarterly Reporting

The Northern Ireland Local Authority Collected Municipal Waste Management Statistics is a quarterly report which contains summary information on the key measurements of local authority collected municipal waste, for the twenty-six district councils and three waste management groups in Northern Ireland.

April to June 2014

January to March 2014

October to December 2013

July to September 2013

Note: A slight amendment has been made to Figure 9 in this report. Figure 9 had been displaying year-to-date data as opposed to data relating only to the July to September 2013 quarter. Figure 9 in the report was amended at 11:00 on 23/01/14 to present only data for the July to September 2013 quarter, so any downloads of the report taken between 9.30 and 11.00 on 23/01/14 may have contained the chart (Figure 9) with the year-to-date data. This change will not have affected any tables, commentary or any of the other charts contained within the report.

Previous editions back as far as April to June 2009 are available from the publications archive.

Northern Ireland Greenhouse Gas Inventory

This annual statistical bulletin provides headline figures on greenhouse gas emissions for Northern Ireland (NI), both by source sector and end-user. Detailed NI and United Kingdom (UK) emission data can be found in the annual report 'Greenhouse Gas Inventories for England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland', which can be accessed through the National Atmospheric Emissions Inventory website.

Previous editions back as far as 1990-2008 are available from the publications archive.

Climate Change

These climate change indicators are based upon daily weather records provided by the Armagh Observatory. The temperature indicators include mean annual air temperature, mean annual minimum air temperature, mean annual maximum air temperature and the number of hot and cold days. The precipitation indicators include annual rainfall, percentage seasonal rainfall and the number of snow days. The Rivers Agency has produced Flood Maps (NI) to provide a general overview of the flood risk in Northern Ireland.

The Department of the Environment ran a module on public perceptions to climate change in the January 2012 Northern Ireland Omnibus survey. This report summarises people's attitudes towards climate change in Northern Ireland.

Previous editions back as far as 2009 are available from the publications archive.

Northern Ireland Coastal Zone - Indicators of Sustainable Development

This statistical report brings together a range of indicators which can be used to monitor progress towards achieving the goals for coastal sustainability within Northern Ireland. Seven goals for coastal sustainability have been identified, each underpinned by its own set of indicators. This report was commissioned by the Department of the Environment to assist in the evaluation of the Integrated Coastal Zone Management Strategy for Northern Ireland, 2006 - 2026.

(It is recommended that this publication is viewed using Microsoft Excel 2007 or its subsequent releases, as some features are not supported by earlier versions.)