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Daviz Visualization Estimated consumption of manufactured fertilisers
Located in Data and maps Data visualisations
Figure The nitrogen cycle
Global scheme of nitrogen cycle, showing major nitrogen reservoirs (atmosphere, soil and living organisms), major processes (nitrification, denitrification, nitrogen fixation, assimilation etc.) and actors (plants, animals, bacteria, human beings).
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Publication Freshwater quality — SOER 2010 thematic assessment
The continuing presence of a range of pollutants in a number of Europe's freshwaters threatens aquatic ecosystems and raises concerns for public health. Current reporting under the EU Water Framework Directive shows that a substantial proportion of Europe's freshwaters are at risk of not achieving the aim of 'good status' by 2015. Driven by the EU Urban Wastewater Treatment Directive (UWWTD), improvements in the collection and treatment of wastewater in some regions of Europe have led to a reduction in the discharge of some pollutants to fresh and coastal waters. Challenges remain, however, because UWWTD implementation remains incomplete and other significant sources of water pollution exist, especially agriculture and urban storm flows. The implementation of effective and timely measures, required under the WFD, needs to encompass a greater focus on controls 'at source' and the efficient use of resources including water, energy and chemicals.
Located in The European environment – state and outlook 2010 Thematic assessments
Publication chemical/x-pdb Marine and coastal environment — SOER 2010 thematic assessment
European marine regions include the north-east Atlantic and Arctic oceans, and the Mediterranean, Black and Baltic seas. Human activities — such as fishing, aquaculture and agriculture — and climate change cause large and severe impacts on Europe's coastal and marine ecosystems. The EU objective of halting biodiversity loss by 2010 has not been met in either the coastal or the marine environment. Recognising the need for an integrated ecosystem-based approach to reduce pressures, the EU Integrated Maritime Policy allows for the development of sea-related activities in a sustainable manner. Its environmental pillar, the Marine Strategy Framework Directive, aims to deliver 'good environmental status' of the marine environment by 2020, and the Common Fisheries Policy will be reformed in 2012 with the aim of achieving sustainable fisheries. Complementary policy efforts include the EU Water Framework Directive and other freshwater legislation, and the Habitats and Birds Directives.
Located in The European environment – state and outlook 2010 Thematic assessments
Common environmental theme D source code Freshwater - Drivers and pressures (Poland)
SOER Common environmental theme from Poland
Located in The European environment – state and outlook 2010 Country assessments Poland
Common environmental theme Freshwater - National Responses (Luxembourg)
SOER Common environmental theme from Luxembourg - freshwater
Located in The European environment – state and outlook 2010 Country assessments Luxembourg
Common environmental theme Freshwater - Outlook 2020 (Luxembourg)
SOER Common environmental theme from Luxembourg - freshwater
Located in The European environment – state and outlook 2010 Country assessments Luxembourg
Common environmental theme Freshwater - Drivers and pressures (Luxembourg)
SOER Common environmental theme from Luxembourg - freshwater
Located in The European environment – state and outlook 2010 Country assessments Luxembourg
Common environmental theme Freshwater - State and impacts (Luxembourg)
SOER Common environmental theme from Luxembourg - freshwater
Located in The European environment – state and outlook 2010 Country assessments Luxembourg
Common environmental theme Freshwater - Why care? (Luxembourg)
SOER Common environmental theme from Luxembourg - freshwater
Located in The European environment – state and outlook 2010 Country assessments Luxembourg
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