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Some Facts on Environment

      1. Kosovo Agency of Statistics - KAS
      1. Department of Agriculture and Environment Statistics
      1. Mrs. Flutura Shosholli
      1. Senior Officer for Environment Statistics
      1. Street “Zenel Salihu” no 4. 10000 Prishtina, Kosovo
      1. flutura.shosholli@rks-gov.net
      1. + 381 38 200 31 143
      1. No fax number available. The fax number is general: +381 38 235 033
      1. 20/11/2015
      1. 20/11/2015
      1. 24/11/2017
      1. The publication "Some Facts on the Environment 2016" aims to contribute to the creation of sustainable information on the state of the environment in Kosovo.
      1. No classification is applied.
      1. Waste sector.
      1. Pressure indicators directly show the causes of the problems. A specific feature of pressure indicators is that they should be responsive, ie, a decision maker has indeed a chance to reduce the indicator (thus the problem) by launching appropriate action. State indicators, in contrast, are often too slow. For example, a state indicator showing the acidity of forest soils points for emissions of NOx and SO2 in the last ten years; politically responsible persons may have retired during this time. Driving force indicators are not responsible/responsive ("elastic"): the monitored phenomena, eg road traffic, directed by powerful economic forces, and therefore it can hardly be expected that these trends will change in the future.
      1. The data was obtained from various sources.
      1. Data were obtained from various administrative sources and from KAS publications.
      1. Kosovo (national level).
      1. Time series are available from the reference year 2007.
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      1. Indicators are reported in hectares (ha), kilograms (kg), micrograms m³, tons (t), kilometers (km), Celsius (C), euro and percentages (%).
      1. The reference period is on a monthly and annual basis.
      1. Statistical units, natural and legal persons, regardless of whether they have a legal personality or not, are obliged to provide complete, updated and truthful information to the KAS and other producers of official statistics in appropriate form, timely and free of charge determined by the producer of official statistics, defined in article 2, Law No. 04/L-036 ON OFFICIAL STATISTICS OF REPUBLIC OF KOSOVO.
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      1. “Agency shall ensure that individual data collected for statistical purposes, whether collected from natural or legal persons, or bodies and organizations of the public administration (hereinafter “Respondents”), are handled in a strictly confidential manner and used exclusively for statistical purposes. Law 04/L-036, Article 34. “All respondents shall be obliged, in accordance with the applicable law, to cooperate and provide timely and accurately statistical data to the Agency, and to cooperate with the Agency to verify the accuracy of the collected data. Law 04/L-036, Article 21: http://ask.rks-gov.net/media/2024/law-on-officiial-statistics.pdf
      1. Access to confidential data shall be permitted only to persons who are in charge of producing the official statistics up to that level that these data are necessary for producing statistics. Article 37, Law No. 04/L-036: http://ask.rks-gov.net/media/2024/law-on-officiial-statistics.pdf .
      1. KAS publishes yearly an advanced release calendar for all its publication for the current year. The calendar is publicly accessible on the KAS website.
      1. http://ask.rks-gov.net/en/news/release-calendar/
      1. The general policy is that before publishing statistics on the Kosovo Agency of Statistics web site a press release is available, also on the web site, to inform users and media. All users get access to data at the same time.
      1. Data dissemination is on an annual basis.
      1. News releases on-line at the time of data dissemination.
      1. KAS publications, tables and material for press release are always available in three languages: Albanian, English and Serbian: http://ask.rks-gov.net/en/kosovo-agency-of-statistics/agriculture/environment
      1. KAS has online database: http://askdata.rks-gov.net/PXWeb/pxweb/en/askdata
      1. Users do not have direct access to micro-data, but by law researchers and institutions can request access through KAS.
      1. Data on culture statistics are also published in the KAS Statistical Yearbook: http://ask.rks-gov.net/media/3637/statistical-yearbook-of-the-republic-of-kosovo-2017.pdf
      1. A brief explanation of the definitions, key concepts and methodological explanations for users is presented in the publication of data: http://ask.rks-gov.net/en/kosovo-agency-of-statistics/agriculture/environment
      1. KAS is committed to quality assurance in the production of official statistics. Based on the "Law On Official Statistics, Law 04 / L-036", KAS uses statistical methods and processes in accordance with internationally accepted scientific principles and standards and conducts ongoing analyzes in order to improve the quality and delivery of updated statistics. In carrying out its duties, KAS follows the overall quality management principles, in line with the European Statistics Code of Practice. KAS has developed a Quality Statement which is available on the KAS website: http://ask.rks-gov.net/media/1890/statement-of-quality.pdf. The document lists eleven principles, much in line with the CoP principles like professional independence and statistical confidentiality, on which the work of KAS is based.
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      1. During July 2017 In Kosovo Agency of Statistics was conducted the process of assessment of the Kosovo Statistical System through the “Peer Review” approach.
      1. The main objective is to provide the basic data needed for drafting policies at the national level regarding the environment.
      1. One of the key elements to ensure the quality of statistical data is the measurement of the satisfaction of users. The survey aims to gather comprehensive information on the needs and requirements of users of official statistical data. Through this survey the users of statistical data have expressed their thoughts and opinions regarding statistical views, they have provided advice and suggestions regarding their needs for statistics and how to improve these statistical data in the future. This survey was conducted during the conference held with the users of statistical data, in which 11 users responded. The questionnaire contained eight questions and included various topics: the use of statistical data, assessment of KAS in general, the assessment of the KAS website, assessment of the quality of statistical data, etc. More detailed information on this survey: http://ask.rks-gov.net/media/1906/report-from-the-user-satisfaction-survey.pdf.
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      1. From the data collection that includes the reference period (01 January to 31 December 2016), the final data dissemination for 2015 is 6 months (N + 6).
      1. Delay in time is 0.
      1. Statistics are comparable between geographic areas.
      1. There are no breakdowns in time series.
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      1. The data is checked before they are finalized. The links between the variables and the coherence in their series are also checked. The data are coherent in the internal aspect.
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      1. There is no revision policy at KAS.
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      1. Hydrometeorological Institute of Kosovo, Directorate of Kosovo Roads, Kosovo Railways, Kosovo Airport, Ministry of Environment and Spatial Planning (MESP) as well as from various sources in KAS.
      1. Data collection is on an annual basis.
      1. Data collection is done through various administrative sources and from KAS publications.
      1. Thee data is checked and filled in if there is non-compliance.
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