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Article From urban spaces to urban ecosystems
Located in Signals — well-being and the environment Signals 2010
Figure Percentage of green and blue urban areas — share of cities per class per country
The diagram shows the proportion of cities per country that falls in a particular class regarding the share of green and blue urban areas.
Located in Data and maps Maps and graphs
Figure Urban climate analysis map for the city of Arnhem, the Netherlands
The map shows different climate classifications of the areas in the city of Arnheim
Located in Data and maps Maps and graphs
Figure Percentage of population aged ≥ 65 — share of cities per class per country
The diagram shows the proportion of cities per country that fall in a particular class regarding the share of citizens which are older than 64 years.
Located in Data and maps Maps and graphs
Figure Percentage of the urban area that would be flooded — share of cities per class per country
The diagram shows the proportion of cities per country that fall in a particular class regarding the percentage of potentially flooded area.
Located in Data and maps Maps and graphs
Figure Equity — percentage of women among elected city representatives, 2004
The map shows the proportion of women who are elected as city representatives
Located in Data and maps Maps and graphs
Publication Adapting to climate change - SOER 2010 thematic assessment
Climate change is happening and will continue to have far-reaching consequences for human and natural systems. Impacts and vulnerabilities differ considerably across regions, territories and economic sectors in Europe. Strategies to adapt to climate change are necessary to manage impacts even if global temperature stays below a 2 °C increase above the pre-industrial level. The EU adaptation framework aims at developing a comprehensive strategy by 2013, to be supported by a clearinghouse for sharing and maintaining information on climate change impacts, vulnerability and adaptation.
Located in The European environment – state and outlook 2010 Thematic assessments
Publication chemical/x-pdb Urban environment - SOER 2010 thematic assessment
The global population is congregating in our cities. Eighty per cent of the world’s estimated nine billion people in 2050 are expected to live in urban areas. Our cities and urban areas face many challenges from social to health to environmental. The impacts of cities and urban areas are felt in other regions which supply cities with food, water and energy and absorb pollution and waste. However, the proximity of people, businesses and services associated with the very word ‘city’ means that there are also huge opportunities. Indeed, well designed, well managed urban settings offer a key opportunity for sustainable living.
Located in The European environment – state and outlook 2010 Thematic assessments
SOER Message Urban environment — key message 3
Cities, due to the high concentration of people and activities, deliver and demand goods and services that impact their own areas and regions far away. While cities in Europe contribute 69 % of the continent's CO2 emissions, an urban resident consumes less energy than a rural resident. Urban density and compactness enable more energy efficient forms of housing and transport – an asset for a more sustainable Europe.
Located in The European environment – state and outlook 2010 Urban environment - SOER 2010 thematic assessment Key messages
SOER Key fact Urban - key fact 4
A city affects a large area outside its own boundaries. For example, London alone is thought to need an area of almost 300 times its geographical size to satisfy its demands and for disposal of its waste and emissions.
Located in The European environment – state and outlook 2010 Urban environment - SOER 2010 thematic assessment Key facts
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