European Environment Agency – Reports and Publications

  • Trends and projections in Europe 2020Trends and projections in Europe 2020
    Tracking progress towards Europe’s climate and energy targets. The annual ‘Trends and projections’ report provides an assessment of the progress of the EU and European countries towards their climate mitigation and energy targets. It is based on national data for greenhouse gas emissions, renewable energy and energy consumption. Read more »
  • Synthetic biology and the environmentSynthetic biology and the environment
    New approaches to biodiversity conservation or unexpected but irreversible forms of environmental disruption? Read more »
  • Delivery drones and the environmentDelivery drones and the environment
    A technology with uncertain potential for reducing greenhouse gas emissions from e-commerce and the logistics industry and concerns over increased noise pollution and threats to wildlife. Read more »
  • Blockchain and the environmentBlockchain and the environment
    An energy-intensive technology undermining climate change mitigation or a game changer for the governance of sustainability transitions? Read more »
  • Artificial meat and the environmentArtificial meat and the environment
    An appealing innovation with highly uncertain potential to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and enable more sustainable use of natural resources. Read more »
  • Air quality in Europe - 2020 reportAir quality in Europe - 2020 report
    The Air quality in Europe report provides an annual assessment of the status and impacts of air quality and recent air quality trends. The report supports policy development and implementation in the field of air quality at both European and national levels. Read more »
  • COVID-19 and Europe's environment: impacts of a global pandemicCOVID-19 and Europe's environment: impacts of a global pandemic
    The COVID-19 pandemic has had a significant impact on people’s lives worldwide. This briefing focuses on what we know about the short-term effects of COVID-19 on our environment, approximately six months after large parts of the world went into some degree of lockdown. It considers what can be learnt from… Read more »
  • Regional water reportRegional water report
    Water resources, surface water quality and water consumption in the Eastern Partnership countries Read more »
  • Land cover accounts — an approach to geospatial environmental accountingLand cover accounts — an approach to geospatial environmental accounting
    Land use and land use change are fundamental for sustainable resource use and the delivery of ecosystem services, including the provision of food, nutrient cycling and climate change mitigation through carbon sequestration. Land resources are part of our shared natural capital and must be well managed to maintain a healthy… Read more »
  • State of nature in the EUState of nature in the EU
    This report describing the state of nature in the EU is based on reports from Member States under the Birds (2009/147/EC) and the Habitats (92/43/EEC) directives and on subsequent assessments at EU or EU biogeographical levels. In addition to an overview on species and habitats status, both at national and… Read more »