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Organisation Pascal source code The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)
The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) is the leading global environmental authority that sets the global environmental agenda, promotes the coherent implementation of the environmental dimension of sustainable development within the United Nations system and serves as an authoritative advocate for the global environment.
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Environment and security
Over coming decades, climate change impacts will interact with underlying trends, such as population growth, urbanisation and demands on natural resources. Although future pathways are uncertain, these interactions may lead to greater political and social instability and increase the risk of conflict. However, risks can be managed, and through national and regional cooperation, good governance and early adaptation to climate change, countries and regions can peacefully manage future challenges.
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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 — Living in a changing climate Signals 2013 Interviews
Article Air legislation in Europe
Air pollution is not the same everywhere. Different pollutants are released into the atmosphere from a wide range of sources. Once in the atmosphere, they can transform into new pollutants and spread around the world. Designing and implementing policies to address this complexity are not easy tasks. Below is an overview of air legislation in the European Union.
Located in Signals — Living in a changing climate Signals 2013 Articles
Figure Odyssee ODEX - energy efficiency index (EU-27)
ODEX is an aggregated energy efficiency index
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Figure EU‑27 transport emissions of GHG
Graph with two lines showing total GHG emissions for transport (including intl. Aviation) and international maritime transport. 2030 and 2050 target reductions also shown as dotted lines.
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Figure Freight transport volume (billion tonne kilometre (tkm)) (EU‑27)
Bar chart showing growth in freight transport volumes
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Figure Freight transport volume (billion tkm) (EU-27)
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Figure International spread of environmental policies
The figure compares the proliferation of twenty-three environmental policy innovations between 1945 and 2005 across 43 OECD and Central Eastern European Countries. The colours represent adoption levels from dark blue (less than 4 countries adopting the policy) to brown (more than 40 countries adopting it). The policies are ranked by adoption rate between start year and 2005 (fastest spreading policies first).
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SOER Message (Deprecated) Marine and coastal environment — key message 2
Nutrient enrichment is a major problem in the coastal and marine environment, where it accelerates the growth of phytoplankton and can lead to oxygen depletion. Concentrations of some heavy metals and persistent organic contaminants in marine biota exceed food stuff limits in all Europe’s seas.
Located in The European environment — state and outlook 2015 Marine and coastal environment — SOER 2010 thematic assessment Key messages
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