(searched for: doi:10.17238/issn2221-2698.2017.26.85)
Published: 1 July 2019
IOP Conference Series: Earth and Environmental Science, Volume 302; https://doi.org/10.1088/1755-1315/302/1/012137
In this study, we have analyzed the data for assessing the environmental status and effective future monitoring of environmental safety of individual territories in the Arctic Zone of the Russian Federation, estimating whether these data were complete and sufficient for the given purposes. Based on analysis of the currently available official statistical data for the one of the regions of the Arctic Zone (Murmansk Region), we have selected indicators reflecting the level of environmental safety in the Arctic as a whole. Indicators for ensuring environmental safety in the Murmansk Region have been proposed for each target corresponding to the chosen strategy. We have collected the relevant statistical information for these indicators and assessed the possibility of using the obtained data to monitor the implementation of the environmental safety strategy. We have formulated conclusions on the degree to which the data were accessible and complete. As a result of analysis of the collected data for assessing and monitoring environmental safety of the Russian Arctic territories, we have found that data were partially or totally missing for some indicators. We propose to introduce revisions, including the indicators for the targets “Improving the legal regulation of environmental management and protection” and “Providing access to eco-friendly products to the population” as the statistical environmental data mandatory for monitoring.