European Environment Agency – Reports and Publications

  • Chemicals in European waters
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    This report’s aim is to improve understanding of which chemicals continue to pose significant risks to the environment, especially when they are present in water. It also looks at how better knowledge and understanding can help to improve controls to minimise harm. The report gives an overview of information about… Read more »
  • Single programming document 2019 2021
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    "Expanding the knowledge base for policy implementation and long-term transitions." EEA Single Programming Document 2019-2021, adopted by the Management Board at its 83rd meeting of 4-5 December 2018. Read more »
  • Fluorinated greenhouse gases 2018
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    Data reported by companies on the production, import, export and destruction of fluorinated greenhouse gases in the European Union, 2007-2017. Read more »
  • Renewable energy in Europe 2018 - recent growth and knock-on effects
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    This report introduces several methods the European Environment Agency (EEA) has developed for assessing and communicating early RES growth and the important knock-on effects that RES growth has on the energy sector and related areas. The report provides specific information at EU and country level on estimated RES progress in… Read more »
  • Greening the power sector: benefits of an ambitious implementation of Europe's environment and climate policies
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    Europe's electricity generation still relies largely on fossil fuels as an energy source and thus contributes to emissions of sulphur dioxide (SO2), dust and nitrogen oxides (NOx), among other pollutants. A new EEA assessment shows that with an ambitious implementation of new requirements under the EU Industrial Emissions Directive, Member… Read more »
  • Addressing climate change adaptation in transnational regions in Europe
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    Europe’s border regions and maritime areas, like its Arctic and the Mediterranean regions, are facing negative impacts due to climate change. Countries responsible for these transnational areas are already taking action to adapt to changes in weather and climate extreme events (e.g. increased heat waves or heavy rainfalls). This briefing… Read more »
  • Environmental indicator report 2018 - In support to the monitoring of the 7th Environment Action Programme
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    This report gives an overview of the EU’s progress towards 29 environmental policy objectives. These are relevant to the achievement of the 7th Environment Action Programme (EAP) three key priority objectives: natural capital; resource-efficient, low-carbon economy; and people’s health and well-being. Read more »
  • Forest dynamics in Europe and their ecological consequences
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    Forests used to constitute the dominant natural vegetation in most of Europe, covering up to 80 % of the land surface. However, the current extent and condition of forest ecosystems are the result of the process of human appropriation (domestication), which started more than 5000 years ago. By the end… Read more »
  • Trends and projections in Europe 2018 - Tracking progress towards Europe's climate and energy targets
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    This report is part of the ‘Trends and Projections in Europe: 2018: Tracking progress towards Europe’s climate and energy targets,’ package. It is based on the most recent reported and approximated data from EU Member States on greenhouse gas emissions, renewable energy uptake and energy consumption. Read more »
  • Electric vehicles from life cycle and circular economy perspectives - TERM 2018
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    Through the Transport and Environment Reporting Mechanism (TERM) report, the EEA has been monitoring progress in integrating environmental objectives in transport since 2000. The TERM report provides information to the EEA's member countries, the EU and the public. The TERM includes several indicators used for tracking the short- and long-term… Read more »