European Environment Agency – Reports and Publications

  • Ozone-depleting substances 2016
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    Aggregated data reported by companies on the import, export, production, destruction, and feedstock and process agent use of ozone-depleting substances in the European Union... Read more »
  • Landscapes in transition — An account of 25 years of land cover change in Europe
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    Landscape is one of the most precious assets contributing to Europe's cultural identity. As landscape is determined to a large extent by land use, the study of land use changes, especially through changes in the land cover, provides clues to the drivers of the transitions that landscape is currently going through. New data on land cover... Read more »
  • Signals 2017 - Shaping the future of energy in Europe: Clean, smart and renewable
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    The European Environment Agency (EEA) publishes Signals annually, providing a snapshot of issues of interest to the environmental debate and the wider public. Signals 2017 focuses on energy. ... Read more »
  • European Union emission inventory report 1990–2015 under the UNECE Convention on Long-range Transboundary Air Pollution (LRTAP)
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    This document is the annual European Union (EU) emission inventory report under the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) Convention on Long-range Transboundary Air Pollution (CLRTAP) (UNECE, 1979). The report and its accompanying data constitute the official submission by the European Commission on behalf of the EU as a Party to the Executive Secretary of UNECE.... Read more »
  • Eionet core data flows 2016
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    This briefing presents the results of data collected in 2016 for 10 Eionet core data flows. It summarises the evaluation of close to 1 000 data deliveries received from reporting countries. The purpose of the briefing is to show progress against agreed reporting criteria (timeliness and data quality) in order... Read more »
  • Releases of pollutants to the environment from Europe's industrial sector – 2015
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    The European Pollutant Release and Transfer Register (E-PRTR) ensures public access to information on pollutant releases to the environment from Europe’s largest industrial facilities. This briefing, based upon recently updated E-PRTR data, provides details of Europe’s largest emitting facilities for selected key pollutants in 2015. A more detailed assessment... Read more »
  • Financing Europe’s low carbon, climate resilient future
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    The orderly transition to the low carbon, climate-resilient economy that Europe is aiming for is also an investment challenge that depends on a substantial redirection of finance flows towards more sustainable investments. Meeting this challenge and harvesting the associated opportunities requires an improved knowledge base in terms of clear investment... Read more »
  • Water management in Europe: price and non-price approaches to water conservation
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    European Union (EU) water policies encourage Member States to implement better water demand management practices. This is a response to the pressures on water resources that are continuously increasing. Management practices on water demand are being revised to improve the existing supply-demand balance and ultimately to bring about a more... Read more »
  • NEC Directive reporting status 2017 - The need to reduce air pollution in Europe
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    Air pollution is the single largest environmental health risk in Europe, and can cause respiratory problems and shorten lifespans. It also contributes to the acidification of soil and surface water, causes eutrophication in sensitive habitats and can damage vegetation through exposure to ozone.... Read more »
  • Consolidated Annual Activity Report (CAAR) 2016 - EEA annual report
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    The Multiannual Work Programme (MAWP) 2014–2020, ‘Expanding the knowledge base for policy implementation and long-term transitions’, sets out the overall objectives for the work of the European Environment Agency (EEA) and the European Environment Observation and Information Network (Eionet) in line with the provisions of the EEA/Eionet Regulation. The MAWP... Read more »