Urban sprawl is increasing, but there are insufficient data available to enable an assessment of the extent to which the re-use of previously developed land is reducing pressures for development on virgin land.
EEA standard re-use policy: unless otherwise indicated, re-use of content on the EEA website for commercial or non-commercial purposes is permitted free of charge, provided that the source is acknowledged (http://www.eea.europa.eu/legal/copyright). Copyright holder: European Environment Agency (EEA).
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Each year on World Environment Day, schools and environmental organisations worldwide organise clean up operations. Join one! In addition to enriching the landscape of your neighbourhood, you will learn more about the animals and plants that live nearby.
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