With the help of CLC2000, it is possible to provide support for protecting ecosystems, halting the loss of biological diversity, tracking the impacts of climate change, assessing developments in agriculture and implementing the European Union's Water Framework Directive among others
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CLC2000 is an important dataset for the implementation of key priority areas of the EU's 6th environment action programme. CLC2000 can show, for instance, where fragmentation of the landscape by roads and other infrastructure is worsening and thus increasing the risk that ecosystems can no longer connect with each other, putting the survival of their flora and fauna in danger. More information at The European Topic Centre on Terrestrial Environment website, http://terrestrial.eionet.eu.int/CLC2000.
New supermarkets in the area can reduce business for smaller shops. Pollution and congestion would be significantly less if consumers frequented their local shops, rather than travelling long distances to out-of-town shopping centres.
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