Change in land use from agriculture to artificial surfaces as a percentage of agricultural area (in 1990) mapped using a 3 km grid
Administrative regions in coastal areas also show significant changes such as Alicante, Algarve and Castellon. These changes are most likely linked to the growth of tourism.
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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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