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Highlight Better integration of land use impacts needed across EU policies
Land is a valuable and limited resource. The environmental impact of land used for building new roads, houses or energy grids should be better integrated into European Union policies, according to a report released today by the European Environment Agency. A preliminary review on how land is used in the EU found that more attention should be paid to environmental concerns.
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Highlight More action required to protect soil in the city
Industrial activity, pollution and exploitation are degrading the quality of soils located in and around our cities, according to a report released today by the European Environment Agency (EEA). Efficient use of soils supported by better planning and policy making in urban areas is needed to make sure that this valuable natural resource helps our cities remain liveable and able to deal with challenges like climate change.
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Data Visualization Annual average increase in soil sealing, 2006-2009, relative to country area
The chart shows the average yearly imperviousness change, relative to country area. It is measured in the percentage of the country area per year between 2006 and 2009.
Located in Data and maps Data visualisations
Data Visualization Annual change in soil sealing between 2006 and 2009, relative to sealed area in 2006
The chart show the average annual percentage change in soil sealing between 2006 and 2009, relative to the sealed area in 2006.
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Figure Octet Stream Imperviousness density in 2009
The map shows the density of soil sealing in 2009, based on a 10 km2 reference grid. Green and light orange colors show areas with no or very limited sealing, while red and dark red colors show highly to fully sealed grid cells (mainly urban areas).
Located in Data and maps Maps and graphs
Data Visualization Percentage soil sealing by country
Showing the % of county area sealed in 2006 and 2009 for all EEA39 countries.
Located in Data and maps Data visualisations
External Data Reference Aggregated Imperviousness change information 10km grid
The data used for the European overview maps as part of the indicator publication, are based on the same original 100m Imperviousness change 2006-2009 product, aggregated first to 1km, then to 10km grid size for overview map production.
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Briefing D source code Land systems
Located in SOER 2015 — The European environment — state and outlook 2015 European briefings
Briefing Soil
Located in SOER 2015 — The European environment — state and outlook 2015 European briefings
Highlight Not just dirt: the importance of soil
Soil is connected to almost all aspects of our lives, yet we often take it for granted. To mark the International Day of Soil on December 5, we interviewed several project managers at the European Environment Agency (EEA) about this precious resource.
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