Environmental Reporting in Print and Electronic Media

Environmental Reporting in Print and Electronic Media

Klaus Tochtermann (Research Institute for Applied Knowledge Processing, Germany), Andree Keitel (Institute for Environmental Protection, Germany) and Thomas Schutz (German Federal Environmental Agency, Germany)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-930708-02-0.ch022
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Abstract

Reporting to and providing the public with information on the environment is becoming increasingly important for governmental environmental agencies at the regional, national and international levels. In the private sector, a growing number of companies are now voluntarily disclosing environmental information, both as stand-alone corporate reports and as special environmental or sustainability sections within corporate annual reports. An environmental report of a public administration serves the purpose to inform the public about the state of the environment in their country or region. While formerly such reports were structured along environmental objects, such as air, forests, water resources and traffic, one can observe a new trend towards a structure along environmental topics such as climate change, mobility and biodiversity.

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