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Press Release Europe needs to use water more efficiently
Europe needs to redouble efforts in using water more efficiently to avoid undermining its economy, according to a new report from the European Environment Agency (EEA). Inefficient water use impacts hard on the resources needed by ecosystems and people, both vital assets for European productivity and security.
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Highlight chemical/x-mdl-rdfile Soil protection critical for Europe's economy and ecosystems
Soil is one of the planet's invaluable resources but continues to be degraded in Europe. Together, the mineral particles, water, air, organic matter, and living organisms that constitute soil perform key functions which underpin our society.
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Figure EU GHG emissions from agriculture per sector and per gas, 1990–2008
The sectors presented here correspond to the following IPCC categories: Agricultural soils = CRF 4D, Enteric fermentation = CRF 4A, Manure management = CRF 4B, Other (rice cultivation and field burning of agricultural residues) = CRF 4C+4F. Emissions from fuel combustion in the agriculture sector are reported under the energy sector (CRF 1A4c).
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Figure Drivers of N2O emissions from EU agricultural soils, 1990–2008
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Figure Decomposition analysis of N2O emission trends from EU agricultural soils, 1990–2008
Each bar shows the contribution of a single driver on GHG emission trends during a determined period. The thick short black lines indicate the combined effect of all emission drivers, i.e. the overall GHG emission trend during the period considered.
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Figure Drivers of CH4 emissions from enteric fermentation of cattle in the EU, 1990–2008
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Figure Absolute change and average annual relative change of GHG emissions from agriculture in the EU, 1990-2008
Countries sorted according to absolute change between 1990 and 2008. Average annual relative change (%) = (last year/base year)(1/number of years) – 1.
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GIS Map Application Agricultural Areas in Europe
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Highlight Common Agricultural Policy reform – reducing the impact of farming
Today, the European Commission launched its proposals for the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) after 2013. The key objective is ‘to strengthen the competitiveness, sustainability and permanence of agriculture throughout the EU in order to secure for European citizens a healthy and high-quality source of food, preserve the environment and develop rural areas’. The proposals tie financial support more closely to environmental goals.
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Highlight Increasing fragmentation of landscape threatens European wildlife
Roads, motorways, railways, intensive agriculture and urban developments are breaking up Europe’s landscapes into ever-smaller pieces, with potentially devastating consequences for flora and fauna across the continent, according to a new joint report from the European Environment Agency (EEA) and the Swiss Federal Office for the Environment (FOEN). The report, 'Landscape fragmentation in Europe', demonstrates how areas of land are often unable to support high levels of biodiversity when they are split into smaller and smaller parcels.
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