Description

Annual average levels of selected contaminants in air, water and soil from industrial sources, energy generation, agriculture, transport and wastewater and waste treatment plants ( BBA )

This indicator is proposed as an indicator for Sustainable Development Target 12.4 By 2020, achieve the environmentally sound management of chemicals and all wastes throughout their life cycle, in accordance with agreed international frameworks, and significantly reduce their release to air, water and soil in order to minimize their adverse impacts on human health and the environment

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Data

Data on nitrogen surplus, nitrogen deposition, loss of reactive nitrogen to the environment can be obtained from : http://bipindicators.net/nitrogendposition Data on POPs and hazardous wastes can be obtained from National reports under the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm Conventions

International Nitrogen Initiative (Indicator under the BIP) and Secretariat of the
Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm Conventions (partly). Countries covered:
183 Parties of the Basel Convention, 154 Parties to the Rotterdam Convention and 179 countries to the Stockholm Convention

Linkages: Targets 6.3, 12.4, 14.1


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Sources

The list of indicator proposals (as of 11 August 2015) used for the IAEG-SDG Open Consultation with Civil Society, Academia and Private Sector.