Italy Environment Stats


Acidification 17.94% 2001 21st out of 141
Areas under protection 427 2003 21st out of 146
CO2 Emissions 446,596 2003 9th out of 178
CO2 emissions > Kt 445,450.1 kt 2003 10th out of 194
Carbon efficiency 0.91 CO2 emissions/$ GDP 1998 86th out of 141
Current issues air pollution from industrial emissions such as sulfur dioxide; coastal and inland rivers polluted from industrial and agricultural effluents; acid rain damaging lakes; inadequate industrial waste treatment and disposal facilities 2011
Ecological footprint 5.51 2000 25th out of 141
Endangered species protection 100% 2000 17th out of 141
Known mammal species 90 2002 92nd out of 145
Marine fish catch 183,871 tons 1999 43th out of 139
Municipal waste generation 500 kgs per person per year 2000 14th out of 17
Protected area 7.3% 1997 56th out of 147
Threatened species 75 1990 24th out of 158
Total renewable water resources 175 cu km 2005 5th out of 26
Water > Availability 2.04 thousand cubic metres 1990 83th out of 141

SOURCES: Stockholm Environment Institute at York, Acidification in Developing Countries: Ecosystem Sensitivity and the Critical Loads Approach at the Global scale, 2000 via ciesin.org; World Resources Institute; World Resources Institute. 2003. Carbon Emissions from energy use and cement manufacturing, 1850 to 2000. Available on-line through the Climate Analysis Indicators Tool (CAIT) at Washington, DC: World Resources Institute; World Development Indicators database; Carbon Dioxide Information Analysis Center; CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 28 March 2011; World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF), Living Planet Report 2000, Gland, Switzerland: 2000, and Redefining Progress.; Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora, Report on National Reports Required Under Article VIII, Paragraph 7(a), of the Convention, Eleventh Meeting of the Conference of the Parties, Gigiri, Kenya, April 2000; FAOSTAT on-line database; OECD Environmental Data Compendium: 2002; Jacaranda Atlas; United Nations World Statistics Pocketbook and Statistical Yearbook; All CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 18 December 2008; Center for Environmental Systems Research, University of Kassel, WaterGAP 2.1B, 2001 via ciesin.org


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