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SOER Message application/vnd.symbian.install Key message 1 — SOER synthesis
Continuing depletion of Europe's stocks of natural capital and flows of ecosystem services will ultimately undermine Europe's economy and erode social cohesion. Most of the negative changes are driven by growing use of natural resources to satisfy production and consumption patterns. The result is a significant environmental footprint in Europe and elsewhere.
Located in The European environment — state and outlook 2015 The European environment – state and outlook 2010: Synthesis Key messages
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 2015 The European environment – state and outlook 2010: Synthesis Key messages
SOER Message Land use — key message 6
The understanding of the relationship between land use and environmental impacts must be improved. There is a need to assess inherent trade-offs and feed-backs between land use and ecosystem services, including indirect land use effects (Europe’s external footprint) and climate change.
Located in The European environment — state and outlook 2015 Land use — SOER 2010 thematic assessment Key messages
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 Life expectancy and healthy life years at birth in EU-27, Iceland and Norway in 2007, by gender
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Located in Data and maps Maps and graphs
File Links between environmental challenges — SOER synthesis chapter 6
Located in The European environment — state and outlook 2015 Synthesis The European environment – state and outlook 2010: Synthesis
Figure Main drought events in Europe, 2000–2009
The map shows the main drought events in Europe
Located in Data and maps Maps and graphs
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 2015 Thematic assessments
Briefing Natural capital and ecosystem services
Located in SOER 2015 — The European environment — state and outlook 2015 European briefings
File Nature and biodiversity — SOER synthesis chapter 3
Located in The European environment — state and outlook 2015 Synthesis The European environment – state and outlook 2010: Synthesis
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