The inception of Pollutant Release and Transfer Registers (PRTRs) traces back to a collective global acknowledgment of the need for enhanced transparency in environmental reporting. This study embarks on a comprehensive exploration of the evolution of PRTRs, shedding light on their historical underpinnings and the subsequent global proliferation of these registers. This report aims to strengthen civil society groups and the public's awareness of the need for integrated data and monitoring of toxic pollution, its sources, and its impacts on human health and the environment. Within the broader context of PRTRs, the study emphasizes the different developed national PRTRs, offering a nuanced examination of their creation, evolution, and the mechanisms employed for data. By delving into the intricacies of PRTR, this study seeks to exemplify the practical implementation of PRTRs at a national level, unraveling the methodologies employed for data collection, reporting, and quality assurance.
This report was prepared and published as part of the "Transparent Pollution Control In Indonesia" project funded by the European Union (EU) and co-funded by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic within the Transition Promotion Program and the Sigrid Rausing Trust. Its content is the sole responsibility of Arnika and Nexus3 Foundation and does not necessarily reflect the views of the donors.