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Article text/texmacs Dublin tackles the health impacts of air pollution
Martin Fitzpatrick is a Principal Environmental Health Officer in the air quality monitoring and noise unit of Dublin City Council, Ireland. He is also the Dublin contact point for a pilot project run by the European Commission DG Environment and the EEA aimed at improving the implementation of air legislation. We asked him how Dublin tackles the health problems linked to poor air quality.
Located in Signals — well-being and the environment Signals 2013 Interviews
Figure Causes of loss of semi-natural areas
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Highlight Land use conflicts necessitate integrated policy
Demand for land in Europe is high. Food and biomass production, housing, infrastructure and recreation all compete for space, with impacts on our climate, biodiversity and ecosystem services. In a recent assessment, the European Environment Agency (EEA) analyses land use change in Europe, concluding that we need an integrated policy approach based on reliable data to balance sectoral demands and manage land sustainably.
Located in News
Highlight Soil contamination widespread in Europe
There are an estimated 340 000 contaminated pieces of land in Europe, most of which are yet to be identified, according to a new Europe-wide assessment.
Located in News
Land and Ecosystem Accounting (LEAC)
What is the surface covered by forests in Europe? Has this surface increased or decreased between 1990 and 2000? Which of the European countries has got the major increase of artificial surfaces in its coastal area between 1990 and 2000?
Located in Environmental topics Land use Interactive maps and data viewers
Highlight EEA signs agreement to work with Copernicus programme
The European Environment Agency (EEA) will continue to work with Copernicus, the European earth observation programme, after an agreement signed 1 December.
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Publication Land accounts for Europe 1990-2000
Towards integrated land and ecosystem accounting
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SOER Key fact (Deprecated) Land use - key fact 1
Analysed land stock across the 36 European countries was 5.42 million km2. 1.3 % of this area (68 353 km2) changed land-cover type from 2000-2006.
Located in The European environment — state and outlook 2015 Land use — SOER 2010 thematic assessment Key facts
SOER Key fact (Deprecated) Land use - key fact 2
The three largest land types in Europe are forests (35 %), arable land and permanent crops (25 %), and pastures and mixed mosaics (17 %). About 4 % of Europe is covered by artificial surfaces.
Located in The European environment — state and outlook 2015 Land use — SOER 2010 thematic assessment Key facts
SOER Key fact (Deprecated) Land use - key fact 3
Land covered by artificial surfaces (e.g. for residential areas, industrial and commercial sites) increased by 6 258 km2 (3.4 %) from 2000-2006.
Located in The European environment — state and outlook 2015 Land use — SOER 2010 thematic assessment Key facts
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