Personal tools

next
previous
items

Skip to content. | Skip to navigation

Sound and independent information
on the environment

80 items matching your search terms.
Filter the results.
Item type























































































New items since



Sort by relevance · date (newest first) · alphabetically
Publication 10 messages for 2010 - climate change and biodiversity
The variety of life underpins our social and economic wellbeing and will be increasingly an indispensible resource in the battle against climate change. However, our consumption and production patterns are depriving ecosystems of their capacity to withstand climate change and deliver the services we need from them. As we understand more about the ways that climate change is impacting biodiversity, it becomes clear that we cannot tackle the two crises separately. Their interdependence requires us to address them together.
Located in Publications
Publication application/x-troff-ms 10 messages for 2010 - Coastal ecosystems
Key messages: 1) As an interface between land and sea, European coastlines provide vital resources for wildlife, but also for the economy and human health and well-being. 2) Multiple pressures, including habitat loss and degradation, pollution, climate change and overexploitation of fish stocks, affect coastal ecosystems. 3) Coastal habitat types and species of Community interest are at risk in Europe; two thirds of coastal habitat types and more than half of coastal species have an unfavourable conservation status. 4) Integrated and ecosystem-based approaches provide the foundation for sustainable coastal management and development, supporting socio-economic development, biodiversity and ecosystem services. Coordinated action at the global, regional and local levels will be key to sustainable management of coastal ecosystems.
Located in Publications
Figure Biodiversity ´hot spots´in the pan-European region
Located in Data and maps Maps and graphs
SOER Key fact Biodiversity - key fact 1
More than 10 000 non-native species are now present in Europe, 10–15 % of which are considered to have negative economic or ecological effects.
Located in The European environment – state and outlook 2010 Biodiversity — SOER 2010 thematic assessment Key facts
Publication Biodiversity — SOER 2010 thematic assessment
Biodiversity — the variety of ecosystems, species and genes — is essential to human wellbeing, delivering services that sustain our economies and societies. Its huge importance makes biodiversity loss all the more troubling. European species are threatened with extinction and overexploitation. Natural habitats continue to be lost and fragmented, and degraded by pollution and climate change. Despite actions taken and progress made, these threats continue to impact biodiversity in Europe. The new global and EU targets to halt and reverse biodiversity loss by 2020 are ambitious but achieving them will require better policy implementation, coordination across sectors, ecosystem management approaches and a wider understanding of biodiversity's value.
Located in The European environment – state and outlook 2010 Thematic assessments
Data Common European Chorological Grid Reference System (CGRS)
In year 2000 representatives of the atlas groups mapping the European vascular plants, mammals, birds, amphibians, reptiles, fungi and invertebrates agreed to use the CGRS as a common grid for species distribution mapping. The CGRS grid is modified from the Military Grid Reference System (MGRS). The MGRS itself is an alphanumeric version of a numerical UTM (Universal Transverse Mercator) or UPS (Universal Polar Stereographic) grid coordinate.
Located in Data and maps Datasets
Figure Common European Chorological Grid Reference System (CGRS)
Map of CGRS grid covering Pan Europe and North Africa
Located in Data and maps Maps and graphs
Figure Conservation status of assessed habitats in EU‑25
- Annex I to the Habitats Directive includes a wide variety of habitats which are divided into nine groups of related habitat types such as forests and grassland. - Between these groups, dune habitats, grasslands and bogs, mires and fens have the worst conservation status.
Located in Data and maps Maps and graphs
Figure D source code Conservation status of forest-related species of Community interest listed in the EU Habitats Directive in the EU-25 (number of assessments in brackets)
Conservation status of forest-related species of Community interest listed in the EU Habitats Directive in the EU-25 (number of assessments in brackets)
Located in Data and maps Maps and graphs
Figure Conservation status of species of European Union interest typical of coastal ecosystems in the EU-25
Conservation status of species per biogeographical area in coastal ecosystems.
Located in Data and maps Maps and graphs
European Environment Agency (EEA)
Kongens Nytorv 6
1050 Copenhagen K
Denmark
Phone: +45 3336 7100