European Environment Agency – Reports and Publications

  • A decade of industrial pollution data
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    The European Pollutant Release and Transfer Register (E-PRTR) ensures public access to information on pollutant releases to the environment and off-site transfers from Europe’s largest industrial facilities. More than 34 000 facilities, across 33 European countries, report every year to this inventory. A decade after its launch, the E-PRTR harbours… Read more »
  • Eionet core data flows 2018
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    This briefing presents the results of data collected in 2018 for 11 Eionet core data flows. It summarises the evaluation of hundreds of 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 to allow… Read more »
  • NEC Directive reporting status 2019
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    This briefing presents progress made by the European Union (EU) and its Member States in meeting the 2010 emission ceilings that remain applicable until the end of 2019 under the Directive (EU) 2016/2284 on the reduction of national emissions of certain atmospheric pollutants (the National Emission Ceilings (NEC) Directive). In… Read more »
  • Assessing the effectiveness of EU policy on large combustion plants in reducing air pollutant emissions
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    This report analyses how and why the EU Large Combustion Plants Directive was successful in reducing emissions of sulphur dioxide (SO2), nitrogen oxides (NOx) and dust in the period from 2004 to 2015. Read more »
  • European Environment Agency, 1994 - 2019
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    We’ve spent 25 years providing the information and analysis needed for a sustainable future built on better environmental laws and an informed and active European citizenry of 500 million people. And now … we are ready for the big challenges of the next 25 years. On our 50th birthday we… Read more »
  • Adaptation challenges and opportunities for the European energy system
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    Building a climate‑resilient low‑carbon energy system Read more »
  • Consolidated Annual Activity Report 2018
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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 »
  • European Bathing Water Quality in 2018
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    The report assesses bathing water quality in 2018, indicating where the quality of bathing water is expected to be good in 2019. The report was compiled using information from more than 21 000 bathing waters in the 28 EU Member States. It also covers bathing waters in Albania and Switzerland.… Read more »
  • Preventing plastic waste in Europe
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    A report reviewing waste prevention policies in Europe with a focus on how these policies approach the issue of plastics and plastic waste. Read more »
  • Annual European Union greenhouse gas inventory 1990–2017 and inventory report 2019
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    Submission under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change and the Kyoto Protocol Read more »