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Figure Population growth and the growth of built-up areas (mid 1950s to late 1990s), selected European cities
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GIS Map Application Potential flood risk for European cities from heavy rainfall events
Increased flooding is likely to be one of the most serious effects from climate change in Europe over coming decades. Some of the conditions which may contribute to urban flooding are highlighted in an Eye on Earth map from the European Environment Agency (EEA).
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Figure Potential inundation exposure for coastal cities due to projected sea level rise and storm surge events
The map shows the proportion of the city area (UMZ inside the core city) that would be affected by potential inundation caused by a sea level rise of 1m.
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Highlight Putting clean air laws in to practice – report shows potential for improvement
Air-related legislation in the EU aims to protect human health and the environment from pollution. But this legislation is not always fully implemented. Bridging this gap is the subject of a new publication from the European Environment Agency (EEA).
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Figure Relative change of mean annual storm loss potential on nine GCM (upper row) and eight RCM (bottom row) simulations for 2071–2100 compared to 1961–2000 (SRES A1B scenario)
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Figure C source code header Slowdown of urban growth
Historical trends and projections by world regions (1950- 2050) of urban growth rate showing a clear slowdown for all regions
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Figure Social capital — trust in other people (synthetic index 0–100), 2009
The map shows the perception of the cities’ population on their trust in other people living in the city; it is therefore a proxy for social capital.
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Article The electric car — a green transport revolution in the making?
The electric car finally seems to be on the verge of breaking through, offering significant environmental benefits, especially in urban areas. Innovative business models are on the way which should boost consumer acceptance and overcome the remaining barriers, such as high battery costs, green electricity supply and charging infrastructure.
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Highlight The search is now on for European Green Capital 2014
How green is your city? That’s the question being asked by the European Green Capital Award (EGCA), which is now searching for an exemplary city for 2014. The competition was launched by the European Commission on 14 June.
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Infographic Transport in cities
Many European cities are rapidly transforming urban transport. However, while cycling and efficient public transport are becoming the norm in some urban areas, Europe’s transport sector is still a major contributor to excessive levels of greenhouse gases, air pollution and noise. EEA
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