State of the Environment Report


In accordance with the provisions of Law 19/2014 of 14 April – Framework Law on the Environment, which repealed Law no. 11/87, of 7 April, an annual report on the state of the environment (REA) in Portugal for the previous year is presented to Parliament.

This report is published and disseminated by the Ministry responsible for Environmental policy, through the Portuguese Environment Agency (APA), which ensures the collection, treatment and analysis of environmental information and coordinates its annual preparation.

REA constitutes a reference tool in this context, which is essential in supporting the definition, implementation and assessment of environmental policy, allowing for the monitoring of policy and strategy development and the integration of the environment into the activities of different sectors. Thus, REA takes on a central role in the assessment and reporting of the country's environmental performance.