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A new outdoor photo exhibition with an environmental focus and titled "Spirit of the wild" opens on one of the main squares in downtown Copenhagen on 16 May (http://uk.earthmatters.dk/).The exhibition runs until end of October before moving on to other European capitals such as Stockholm, London and Amsterdam. The Agency has delivered an ''environmental timeline'', and articles on climate change, ecological footprint and sustainable development to the exhibition, and Agency staff will also offer presentations on relevant environment issues for visiting school classes. Interested teachers should contact the EEA Information Centre at
phone (0045) 33 36 72 55 or
e-mail Carlotta Fuentes
The Agency participates with an exhibition stand on City Hall Square at the awareness-raising Copenhagen Environment Festival, arranged by the Copenhagen municipality for the tenth consecutive year (http://www.miljoefestival.dk/). The theme of this year's festival, and the Agency stand, is "consumption and the environment", and a chief aim is to raise awareness among the young, urban and affluent in Copenhagen of the environmental consequences of their consumer choices. The EEA stand contains both informative and more playful elements like a quiz and a pc-based consumer test. The festival runs between 17 and 21 May.
In early June the face of the Agency's main building will be covered by a large banner with the slogan "Contribute to limiting climate change". This is done as part of an ambitious climate change awareness raising campaign across Europe arranged by the Commission's Directorate General for environment, DGENV. The campaign is to run until January 2007. This campaign too highlights the links between consumer choices and environmental impacts - in this case on greenhouse gas emissions.
For references, please go to www.eea.europa.eu/soer or scan the QR code.
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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