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SOER Message application/vnd.symbian.install Key message 1 — SOER synthesis
Continuing depletion of Europe's stocks of natural capital and flows of ecosystem services will ultimately undermine Europe's economy and erode social cohesion. Most of the negative changes are driven by growing use of natural resources to satisfy production and consumption patterns. The result is a significant environmental footprint in Europe and elsewhere.
Located in The European environment – state and outlook 2010 The European environment – state and outlook 2010: Synthesis Key messages
Figure Growth in the productivity of labour, energy and materials, EU-15 and EU-12
This figure shows the development of labour productivity, material productivity, and energy productivity in EU15 and EU12.
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Figure The Earth’s biomes and loss of species diversity
The map: Locating biomes (or regional ecosystems) throughout the world. The graph: The bars compare the impacted states of selected biomes (or regional ecosystems) at various historical dates and projected 2050. These impacts are expressed using the Mean species abundance (MSA) indicator.
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Figure Conversion of regional ecosystems (biomes)
The bars show, for each biome, the fraction of potential area lost by 1950 (pale blue), lost between 1950 and 1990 (blue) and the projected loss by 2050 (dark blue).
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Figure Water erosion risk. Baseline projection to 2030
Location of areas of high risk(red), moderate risk (orange) and low risk (white)of water erosion.
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Figure D source code Changing area of farmland
Areas of grass and fodder, food crops and biofuel crops trends for 1980, 2005 and 2030. Forested areas are also added as a comparison.
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Figure application/x-troff-ms Human use of terrestrial ecosystems
Human appropriation of net primary production in percentage
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Article Octet Stream Tackling climate change requires a shift to a resource efficient, low carbon and green economy
Climate change is happening. The current global average temperature is already about 0.7-0.8 degree Celsius above the pre-industrial level. Even if greenhouse gas (GHG) concentrations had stabilized in the year 2000, temperatures are predicted to increase by 1.2 degrees Celsius above the pre-industrial level by the end of the 21st century.
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Figure Pressure intensity (unit pressure per Euro spent) of household consumption categories, 2005
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Figure D source code Percentage of municipal waste landfilled in EEA countries, 2003 and 2008; and development of municipal waste management in EU-27, 1995 to 2008
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European Environment Agency (EEA)
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