Below is a simplified version of the definition of Environmental Information. To read a full definition please read article 3 of the Access to Information on the Environment Regulations.
Environmental information can be in any form, such as written, visual, aural, or electronic. The presence of environmental information in a document does not make all of the information in the document environmental information.
Environmental information discusses or covers the state of elements of the environment and how they interact. These elements include;
It also covers factors which affect or may affect the above elements. For example;
It includes any measures or activities (including administrative measures and protective measures) affecting or likely to affect the elements and factors referred to above. This includes;
Environmental information also includes;
Environmental information includes information about human health and safety, where it is affected by the state of the elements of the environment referred to above or, through those elements, by any of the matters referred to the factors or measures paragraphs. It includes;