State of Environment Report Guidelines
National SoE Reports give information about environmental and social conditions, trends and pressures for the country, and the surrounding seas. The SoE reporting process forms the basis for effective environmental and sustainable development planning by examining the current condition of environmental indicators influenced by national, regional, and global pressures. The report uses state and trend indicators to evaluate how these state conditions impact not only the environment, but also the economy and the livelihoods of a countrys citizens. The term environment is used holistically to include biophysical, social, and economic indicators. An SoE Report should be completed every five years.