Annual land take by artificial surfaces in the 36 European countries in the Corine land cover 2006 data set
CSI-014 Land-take indicator — increase in the amount of agricultural, forest and other semi-natural and natural land taken by urban and other artificial land development. It includes areas sealed by construction and urban infrastructure as well as urban green areas and sport and leisure facilities. The main activities that result in land take are the extension of housing, services and recreation, industrial and commercial sites, transport networks and infrastructures, mines, quarries and waste dumpsites
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This briefing is part of the EEA's report The European Environment - State and Outlook 2015. The EEA is an official agency of the EU, tasked with providing information on Europe's environment.
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