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Data Corine Land Cover 2000 - 2006 changes
Version 15 (08/2011) - Vector and Raster data about changes between the CLC2000 inventory and the CLC2006 inventory
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Data Corine Land Cover 2006 raster data
Version 15 (08/2011) - Raster data on land cover for the CLC2006 inventory
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Data Corine Land Cover 1990 - 2000 changes
Version 15 (08/2011) - Vector and Raster data about changes between the CLC1990 inventory and the CLC2000 inventory
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Data Corine Land Cover 2006 seamless vector data
Version 15 (08/2011) - Corine land cover 2006 is the year 2006 update of the first CLC database which was finalised in the early 1990s as part of the European Commission programme to COoRdinate INformation on the Environment (Corine)
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Data Corine Land Cover 2000 seamless vector data
Version 15 (08/2011) - Corine land cover 2000 is the year 2000 update of the first CLC database which was finalised in the early 1990s as part of the European Commission programme to COoRdinate INformation on the Environment (Corine)
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Figure Land cover 2006 and changes country analysis
Based on common template, EEA has analyzed the Corine Land cover 2006 data and provides graphs and maps with concise characterization of land cover changes in 38 EEA member and collaborating countries. Provided information does not represent reporting from the Countries, however it is based on validated CLC2006 data.
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Figure Relative contribution of land-cover categories to uptake by urban and other artificial land development
Origin of land uptake as % of total uptake
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Indicator Assessment chemical/x-pdb Land take (CSI 014/LSI 001) - Assessment published Feb 2011
Land take by the expansion of residential areas and construction sites is the main cause of the increase in the coverage of urban land at the European level. Agricultural zones and, to a lesser extent, forests and semi-natural and natural areas, are disappearing in favour of the development of artificial surfaces. This affects biodiversity since it decreases habitats, the living space of a number of species, and fragments the landscapes that support and connect them. The annual land take in 36 European countries was 111 788 ha/year in 2000-2006. In 21 countries covered by both periods (1990-2000 and 2000-2006) the annual land take increased by 9 % in the later period. The composition of land taken areas changed, too. More arable land and permanent crops, forests, grasslands and open spaces and less pastures and mosaic farmland were taken by artificial development then in 1990-2000. 
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Article C source code header Analysing and managing urban growth
Over the last decades, continuous urban expansion at rates much higher than population growth has resulted in a massive urban footprint on Europe – fragmenting rural space, blocking ecosystem services and increasing the demand for transport and energy.
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Article Urban soil sealing in Europe
Soil is the earth's living skin and provides us with essential services for life in our planet: production of food; infiltration and cleansing of water and protection against flooding; habitat for plants; areas for recreation and mental health; micro climate regulation, etc. It is such a crucial resource that it can't be ignored. However, particularly in urban areas, soil is being sealed off with increasing housing and infrastructure.
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