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  • Green infrastructure and flood management - Promoting cost-efficient flood risk reduction via green infrastructure solutions

    Green infrastructure and flood management - Promoting cost-efficient flood risk reduction via green infrastructure solutions

    Executive summary Europe`s floodplains once covered wide stretches along European rivers and were valued for their high ecological importance. Over a number of years they have been cleared for agricultural purposes and changed through urban ...

  • Environmental indicator report 2017 — In support to the monitoring of the 7th Environment Action Programme

    Environmental indicator report 2017 — In support to the monitoring of the 7th Environment Action Programme

    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; ...

  • Trends and projections in the EU ETS in 2017

    Trends and projections in the EU ETS in 2017

    About this report This 2017 report of the European Environment Agency (EEA) provides an analysis of past, present and future emissions trends under the European Union (EU) Emissions Trading System (ETS), based on the latest data and information ...

  • Air quality in europe 2017

    Air quality in europe 2017

    The Air quality in Europe report series from the EEA presents regular assessments of Europe`s air pollutant emissions, concentrations and their associated impacts on health and the environment. Air pollution is a key environmental and social ...

  • Science for Environment Policy

    Science for Environment Policy

    Potentially  toxic   elements   in   European   soils mapped by researchers. A new study has mapped levels of chemical elements found in Europe a aoricultTal soils. In most places, unusually high ...

  • Circular by design - Products in the circular economy

    Circular by design - Products in the circular economy

    This report explores the circular economy from a product perspective, applying a systemic approach and transition theory. Drivers of product design and usage are discussed in the context of emerging consumption trends and business models. For ...

  • Key trends and drivers in greenhouse gas emissions in the EU in 2015 and the past 25 years

    Key trends and drivers in greenhouse gas emissions in the EU in 2015 and the past 25 years

    Publication Created 31 May 2017 Published 01 Jun 2017 Topics: Climate change mitigation This briefing summarises the main findings of the EU’s 2017 greenhouse gas (GHG) inventory submission under the United Nations Framework ...

  • Analysis of key trends and drivers in greenhouse gas emissions in the EU between 1990 and 2015

    Analysis of key trends and drivers in greenhouse gas emissions in the EU between 1990 and 2015

    Publication Created 31 May 2017 Published 01 Jun 2017 Topics: Climate change mitigation The report analyses the major factors underpinning the trends in greenhouse gas emissions in Europe, both in the last year and over the period since ...

  • Application of the European Union Emissions Trading Directive in 2015

    Application of the European Union Emissions Trading Directive in 2015

    Executive summary This European Environment Agency (EEA) report, Application of the European Union Emissions Trading Directive in 2015, provides an updated overview of the information reported by European Union Member States on the implementation ...

  • Financing urban adaptation to climate change

    Financing urban adaptation to climate change

    Municipalities across Europe increasingly acknowledge the need to adapt to climate change and have begun to adopt various measures. Meeting the costs of adaptation measures for climate change is, however, a major challenge. Municipalities have found ...

  • Mapping Europe`s environmental future: understanding the impacts of global megatrends at the national level

    Mapping Europe`s environmental future: understanding the impacts of global megatrends at the national level

    This report sets out the logic for identifying the implications of Global Mega Trends at the national, regional or European level, and aims to provide inspiration to EEA member and cooperating countries to undertake their own national studies. It ...

  • Environmental indicator report 2016 — In support to the monitoring of the 7th Environment Action Programme

    Environmental indicator report 2016 — In support to the monitoring of the 7th Environment Action Programme

    This report examines if the EU and its immediate neighbours are on target to achieving by 2020 the three thematic priority objectives (natural capital; resource efficiency and low carbon economy; health and well-being) of the 7th Environment Action ...

  • Land recycling in Europe

    Land recycling in Europe

    Land take, or the change from non-artificial to artificial land cover, reflects on-going and often conflicting claims on land. Some of the land that is `taken` for urban development is covered with an impervious surface, which severely hampers ...

  • European water policies and human health — Combining reported environmental information

    European water policies and human health — Combining reported environmental information

    Society depends on the satisfactory and sustainable management of water. Historically, the primary purpose of water treatment was to protect human health, through reducing disease being transmitted through water. Subsequent measures to address ...

    Caroline Whalley;Beate WERNER;Stephane Isoard;Jeanette Völker;Anita Künitzer;Lidija Globevnik;Gašper Šubelj;Luka Snoj;Peter Kristensen;Anita Künitzer;Jeanette Völker;Hana Prchalova;Petra Ronen

  • Air quality in Europe — 2016 report

    Air quality in Europe — 2016 report

    This report presents an updated overview and analysis of air quality in Europe. It is focused in the state in 2015 and the development from 2004 to 2015. It reviews progress towards meeting the requirements of the air quality directives. An overview ...

  • Municipal waste management across European countries

    Municipal waste management across European countries

    This briefing is a synthesis of the outcomes of a country-by-country analysis that addressed 32 EEA countries: EU-28 Member States, Iceland, Norway, Switzerland and Turkey (ETC/WMGE, 2016), complemented with some information from the Western Balkan ...

  • Progress of the European Union and its Member States towards 2020 climate and energy targets

    Progress of the European Union and its Member States towards 2020 climate and energy targets

    The 2016 edition of the annual European Environment Agency (EEA) `Trends and projections` report confirms that the EU is well on track to meet its targets on greenhouse gas emission, renewable energy and energy efficiency set for 2020. Progress at ...

    François Dejean;Anca-Diana Barbu;Mihai Tomescu;Hannes Böttcher;Hannah Forster;Sabine Gores;Sean Healy;Nele Renders

  • Trends and projections in the EU ETS in 2016 — The EU Emissions Trading System in numbers

    Trends and projections in the EU ETS in 2016 — The EU Emissions Trading System in numbers

    About this report This 2016 report of the European Environment Agency (EEA) provides an analysis of past, present and future emissions trends under the EU Emissions Trading System (ETS), based on the latest data and information available from the ...

    Sean Healy;Verena Graichen;Sabine Gores

  • EMEP/EEA air pollutant emission inventory guidebook 2016

    EMEP/EEA air pollutant emission inventory guidebook 2016

    1 Guidebook Introduction 1.1 Introduction The joint EMEP (1)/EEA Air Pollutant Emission Inventory Guidebook (the `Guidebook`), following the `Guidelines for Reporting Emissions and Projections Data` under the United Nations Economic Commission for ...

    Martin Adams;Kristin Rypdal;Mike Woodfield

  • Environment and climate policy evaluation

    Environment and climate policy evaluation

    The intended audience of this European Environment Agency (EEA) publication is the professional environmental evaluation community, that is, evaluators of European environment and climate policies, the EEA`s networks and interested evaluation ...