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Highlight Abundant 'natural capital' in Europe's faraway lands
From tropical islands to icy tundra, European Union overseas entities are rich in 'natural capital'. Many of these areas have highly productive land and seas, and a huge diversity of ecosystems; collectively they are home to an astounding number of globally significant species.
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Publication EU Overseas entities and their natural capital
Six European Union Member States have links to 34 Outermost Regions (ORs) and Overseas Countries and Territories (OCTs). This briefing looks at the ways people and their economies in these far-flung regions both depend on and affect ecosystems.
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Publication Global megatrend update: 1 Diverging global population trends
In 2010, the EEA produced its first assessment of global megatrends as part of its five-yearly assessment of the European environment’s state, trend and prospects (SOER 2010). In preparation for SOER 2015, the EEA is updating each of the megatrends, providing a more detailed analysis based on the latest data. This publication is one of the 11 updates being published separately in the second half of 2013 and early-2014. In 2014 the chapters will be consolidated into a single EEA technical report, which will provide the basis for the analysis of megatrends included in SOER 2015.
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Article Sharing nature's riches
Of the 8.2 billion tonnes of materials consumed in EU-27 Member States in 2007, minerals accounted for 52 %, fossil fuels for 23 %, biomass for 21 % and metals for 4 % (SOER 2010)
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File Future environmental priorities: some reflections — SOER synthesis chapter 8
Located in The European environment – state and outlook 2010 Synthesis The European environment – state and outlook 2010: Synthesis
File Links between environmental challenges — SOER synthesis chapter 6
Located in The European environment – state and outlook 2010 Synthesis The European environment – state and outlook 2010: Synthesis
File Nature and biodiversity — SOER synthesis chapter 3
Located in The European environment – state and outlook 2010 Synthesis The European environment – state and outlook 2010: Synthesis
File chemical/x-pdb The state of the environment in Europe — SOER synthesis chapter 1
Located in The European environment – state and outlook 2010 Synthesis The European environment – state and outlook 2010: Synthesis
SOER Message application/vnd.symbian.install Key message 7 — SOER synthesis
The notion of dedicated management of natural capital and ecosystem services is a compelling integrating concept for dealing with environmental pressures from multiple sectors. Spatial planning, resource accounting and coherence among sectoral policies implemented at all scales can help balance the need to preserve natural capital and use it to fuel the economy. A more integrated approach of this sort would also provide a framework for measuring progress more broadly and underpin coherent analyses across multiple policy targets.
Located in The European environment – state and outlook 2010 The European environment – state and outlook 2010: Synthesis Key messages
Publication application/vnd.symbian.install The European environment – state and outlook 2010: Synthesis
The SOER 2010 Synthesis provides an overview of the European environment's state, trends and prospects, integrating the main findings of SOER 2010.
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