European Environment Agency – News

  • Preparing Europe for climate change: coordination is key to reduce risks posed by extreme weather
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    Building stronger links between climate change adaptation and disaster risk reduction experts is more important than ever in wake of recent devastating and extreme weather events across Europe and elsewhere. Closer cooperation, including better policy alignment, will be crucial to reduce the impacts of weather- and climate-related hazards like floods,... Read more »
  • Shift to sustainable food system in Europe is possible, but faces challenges
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    Making Europe’s production, consumption and trade in food environmentally sustainable is possible, but it will require a major shift in public attitudes, policies and knowledge and seizing current opportunities for change, according to a European Environment Agency (EEA) report published today.... Read more »
  • Improving air quality in European cities will bring major health benefits
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    Most people living in European cities are exposed to poor air quality. Latest estimates by the European Environment Agency (EEA), released today, show that fine particulate matter continues to cause the premature death of more than 400 000 Europeans annually. Road transport, agriculture, power plants, industry and households are the... Read more »
  • NATURE@work competition: Vote for your favourite photos
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    Fifty photos have made it to the final round of the NATURE@work photo competition, organised by the European Environment Agency (EEA). An online vote, opening today, will decide the winner of the Public Choice Award.... Read more »
  • EU companies cut further the use of chemicals harmful to ozone layer
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    Imports, exports and the overall consumption of chemicals harming the ozone layer decreased in the European Union in 2016, according to latest annual report on ozone-depleting substances, published today by the European Environment Agency (EEA). It shows a continuous trend in the phasing out of such chemicals over the last... Read more »
  • Unsustainable land use threatens European landscapes
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    Accelerating rates of construction, changing demographics, technological changes, and climate change are some of the key drivers influencing the use of Europe’s vast landscapes. A European Environment Agency report published today says that the continent’s land use increasingly sees striking changes and conflicts over land demand which will require reconciling... Read more »
  • Ireland’s Laura Burke takes up new post as European Environment Agency’s (EEA) Management Board Chair
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    Laura Burke, head of Ireland’s Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) took up her position as Chair of the EEA Management Board today, succeeding Elisabeth Freytag-Rigler at the end of her three-year term.... Read more »
  • Shaping the future of energy in Europe
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    In many ways energy powers our lives and we depend on a reliable supply of energy at an affordable price, but at what cost to our environment? The European Environment Agency’s (EEA) Signals 2017 published today looks into Europe’s energy system and its transition towards clean, smart and renewable energy.... Read more »
  • Air pollution from agriculture: ammonia exceeds emission limits in 2015
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    Ammonia (NH3) emissions in Europe have fallen since 1990, but not as much as emissions of other air pollutants tracked under an internationally agreed United Nations Convention. According to a European Environment Agency (EEA) report published today, ammonia emissions increased in 2015 and several European Union Member States as well... Read more »
  • Coal-fired power plants remain top industrial polluters in Europe
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    Coal-fired power plants across Europe are responsible for the largest amounts of key pollutants released into the air, according to a briefing and updated industrial pollution data published by the European Environment Agency (EEA) today. ... Read more »