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Article Sharing nature's riches
Of the 8.2 billion tonnes of materials consumed in EU-27 Member States in 2007, minerals accounted for 52 %, fossil fuels for 23 %, biomass for 21 % and metals for 4 % (SOER 2010)
Located in Signals — Living in a changing climate Signals 2011 Articles
Article Consuming unsustainably
Key message: A major reason why consumption negatively affects the environment and causes over-use of resources is because the costs to society of environmental and resource degradation are not fully reflected in the prices of goods and services. Many goods are cheap even though they harm the environment, ecosystems or human health. (SOER 2010)
Located in Signals — Living in a changing climate Signals 2011 Articles
Article Eyewitness: the boy Chance
Bisie is the biggest mine in the area. It is located approximately 90 kilometres inside dense forest and reaches 100 metres underground. The mines are often little more than a hole in the ground. Dozens of men and boys crowd each mine and conditions are atrocious.
Located in Signals — Living in a changing climate Signals 2011 Articles
Finland
This is the template for a country briefing on material resource efficiency in Finland, created to collect information for the 2015 catalogue of material resource efficiency policies. The structure and contents of this document are identical to the already distributed Word template. Response is requested (whether as online fiche or in Word) by 4 May 2015. Thank you!
Located in Environmental topics Resource efficiency 2015 catalogue Countries
File Food consumption patterns
(Transcription of audio on video) Industrialised countries have made significant improvements to their energy and resource efficiency, but some of the gain has been offset by more widespread consumption. Some of this is to do with our food production. It takes approximately 1,000 litres of water to produce 1 kg of wheat, over two and a half times that to produce 1 kg of eggs, and a massive 13 and a half times that amount of water to produce 1 kg of beef. If the entire global population were to adopt a western-style diet, about 75% more water would be needed for food production. Source: SOER 2005
Located in Environmental topics Household consumption Multimedia
France
This is the template for a country briefing on material resource efficiency in France, created to collect information for the 2015 catalogue of material resource efficiency policies. The structure and contents of this document are identical to the already distributed Word template. Response is requested (whether as online fiche or in Word) by 4 May 2015. Thank you!
Located in Environmental topics Resource efficiency 2015 catalogue Countries
MASTER
This is the template for a country briefing on material resource efficiency in XXX, created to collect information for the 2015 catalogue of material resource efficiency policies. The structure and contents of this document are identical to the already distributed Word template. Response is requested (whether as online fiche or in Word) by 4 May 2015. Thank you!
Located in Environmental topics Resource efficiency Resource efficiency 2015 catalogue
2015 MATERIAL RESOURCE EFFICIENCY CATALOGUE - EXAMPLE FOR VIDEO
This is a Country Brief template for COUNTRY_XYZ to collect information for the 2015 catalogue of material resource efficiency policies. The structure and contents of this document are identical to the already distributed Word template.
Located in Environmental topics Resource efficiency Resource efficiency 2015 catalogue
Highlight EU exporting more waste, including hazardous waste
Waste is increasingly moving across EU borders, for recovery or disposal. This is true for waste shipments between EU countries, and also transfers of waste outside the EU, according to a new assessment from the European Environment Agency (EEA).
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Part 3. Reflections
Located in Publications Environmental indicator report 2012 Environmental indicator report 2012 - Ecosystem resilience and resource efficiency in a green economy in Europe
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