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16-07-2020 13:21

Survey Results: Environmental Protection and Resource Management Expenditures in the Public Sector, 2017 and 2018

On the basis of the results of a survey carried out by the Statistical Service, the total expenditure for environmental protection and resource management activities in the public sector in 2017 and 2018 is estimated at €95,8 million in 2018 compared to €75,6 million in 2017 and €99,0 million in 2016. These results correspond to 0,45%, 0,38% και 0,53% of the Gross Domestic Product for 2018, 2017 and 2016 respectively.

In 2018, the total current expenditure reached €81,2 million while investment expenditure amounted to €14,6 million. Furthermore, the subsidies or transfers given by the public sector for environmental protection purposes were lower than those received by €19,0 million.

By environmental domain, the majority of the current and capital expenditure had been utilised in 2018 to finance the protection of biodiversity and landscapes (€35,6 million or 37,1% of the total expenditure), the monitoring, treatment and disposal of solid waste (€28,0 million or 29,2%) and wastewater treatment (€14,8 million or 15,4%). The monitoring and abatement of air pollution and the protection of ambient air and climate absorbed €6,5 million, while the protection of soil, groundwater and surface water, €3,9 million. Other general environmental issues and actions for the protection of the natural environment accounted for €6,2 million and the abatement of noise and vibrations for €0,9 million.

The biggest amounts of expenditures were undertaken by the Forests Department, the Water Development Department, the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sport and Youth and the Department of Environment.

Additional information on the subject can be downloaded from the web site of the Statistical Service at the address www.cystat.gov.cy, under the statistical theme “Energy, Environment”.

 

 

(ND/ECHR)