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Highlight Floodplain management: reducing flood risks and restoring healthy ecosystems
Floodplains once covered wide stretches along European rivers, but today only fractions of them remain. These ecosystems have an important role to play in reducing flood risks and are also the natural habitat of many endangered species. A new report by the European Environment Agency (EEA) provides an overview of significant floods in Europe and looks at the role of floodplains in flood protection, water management and nature conservation.
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File Mid-term review of the EU biodiversity strategy to 2020
EU trends in progress towards the EU biodiversity strategy 2020 targets and actions, including key trends since the EU 2010 biodiversity baseline.
Located in Environmental topics Biodiversity
Briefing Natural capital and ecosystem services
Located in SOER 2015 — The European environment — state and outlook 2015 European briefings
Briefing application/x-troff-ms Growing pressures on ecosystems (GMT 8)
Located in SOER 2015 — The European environment — state and outlook 2015 Global megatrends
Highlight New mapping method for 'green infrastructure', Europe's vital natural areas
Healthy natural areas often fulfil important yet unseen functions, from preventing floods to filtering air. A new report from the European Environment Agency (EEA) proposes a method for mapping this 'green infrastructure'.
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Publication Spatial analysis of green infrastructure in Europe
The objective of this report is to propose a feasible and replicable methodology for use by different entities and at varying scales, when identifying Green Infrastructure (GI) elements. The proposed methodology will help those policymakers and practitioners define a landscape GI network to identify areas where key habitats can be reconnected and the overall ecological quality of the area improved.
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Highlight Octet Stream Is there a protected area near you? Find out on UN Biodiversity Day
Protected areas cover more than one fifth of the land in the 39 countries working with the European Environment Agency (EEA). On International Biodiversity Day, the EEA encourages Europeans to find out more about their closest nature reserve or national park using a new interactive map.
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File Late lessons II Chapter 17 - Ecosystems and managing the dynamics of change
Located in Publications Late lessons from early warnings: science, precaution, innovation Single chapters
Figure Water scarcity and drought events in Europe during the last decade
The map shows the main drought events in Europe in 2002 - 2011
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Press Release Water management in Europe faces rising challenges as ecosystems weaken
Water pollution and excessive water use are still harming ecosystems, which are indispensable to Europe’s food, energy, and water supplies. To maintain water ecosystems, farming, planning, energy and transport sectors need to actively engage in managing water within sustainable limits.
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