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Publication chemical/x-pdb Consumption and the environment - SOER 2010 thematic assessment
The consumption of goods and services in EEA member countries is a major driver of global resource use and associated environmental impacts. Growth in global trade is resulting in an increasing share of environmental pressures and impacts from European consumption taking place beyond Europe. Food and drink, housing, mobility and tourism are responsible for a large part of the pressures and impacts caused by consumption in the EU. Achieving significant reductions in environmental pressures and impacts will require changing private and public consumption patterns, to supplement gains achieved through better technology and improved production processes.
Located in The European environment – state and outlook 2010 Thematic assessments
Animation (swf) Green tip - fridge temperature
Located in Media Audiovisuals
Animation (swf) Green tip - washing machine
Located in Media Audiovisuals
Animation (swf) Green tip - the fridge
Located in Media Audiovisuals
Animation (swf) Green tip - the mug
Located in Media Audiovisuals
Animation (swf) Green tip - the battery charger
Located in Media Audiovisuals
File chemical/x-genbank Spreading green consumption tips in Copenhagen
Too often, people think that the responsibility for environmental problems lies solely with industry or policy makers. Yet consumers have an equally important role in environmental matters, as their everyday choices have big impacts on the environment. During the famous Copenhagen Culture Night 2008, the European Environment Agency tackled sustainable consumption issues in a creative way.
Located in Environmental topics Household consumption Multimedia
File D source code Sustainable Consumption and Production: the way to a greener world
On July 16th 2008, the European Commission launched the Sustainable Consumption and Production package, which includes a legislative proposal and an Action Plan for sustainable development. The stakes are high, because if we do not change our means of consumption and production, in forty years time we will need double of the Earth's surface to be able to take in all our waste and CO2. We urgently need to reduce out environmental impact and consume in a more sustainable way.
Located in Environmental topics Household consumption Multimedia
File Intelligent shopping: energy efficient appliances
European consumers aren’t fully aware of the advantages to be gained by new and efficient electrical appliances. When buying new appliances, it is essential for the consumer to be able to make a well-informed choice. The industry, pushed by the European Commission, has invested in products able to provide a high performance while reducing the environmental impact.
Located in Environmental topics Energy Multimedia
File The fourth assessment: Presentation of the report at the Belgrade conference
Subtitled movie of the speech hold by Executive Director of the EEA Jacqueline McGlade during the presentation of the 4th pan-European assessment at the UNECE 6th Мinisterial Conference "Environment for Europe", in Belgrade, 10th of October 2007.
Located in Environmental topics Archive: the Belgrade ministerial conference Videos and interviews
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