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Food security and environmental impacts
The CAP reform needs to tackle two key challenges simultaneously: ‘greening’ the agriculture sector (reducing agriculture's environmental impacts) and ensuring food security.
Located in Environmental topics Agriculture Greening agricultural policy
Figure object code Loss of agricultural land to artificial surfaces in Europe from 1990 to 2000
The percentage of loss of agricultural land to artificial surfaces 1990-2000 has been more significant in the Netherlands, Germany, Belgium, western Portugal, the eastern coast of Spain and Sardinia.
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Figure D source code Number of crops and wild relatives species present in the Annexes to the Habitats Directive
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Located in Data and maps Maps and graphs
Data Waterbase - Emissions to water
Emissions to water are an important element (describing the pressure) in assessment of the state of Europe’s environment (SoE). This database contains data on emissions of nutrients and hazardous substances to water, aggregated within River Basin Districts (RBDs), in the EEA member countries. The reporting process, endorsed by the Water Directors, and this publication of the data, enables all stakeholders to use the data and contributes to streamlining with other reporting processes.
Located in Data and maps Datasets
Figure Average nitrogen surplus in the years 2000–2004 and 2005–2008 (kg N/ha agricultural land)
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Article Getting the price ‘right’?
Many developing country economies are centred on exploiting natural resources to lift their populations out of poverty, potentially damaging the natural systems they depend on. Short-term solutions often undermine the population’s well-being in the long-term. Can governments help the markets set the ‘right’ price for nature’s services and influence economic choices? Here is a closer look at what water use in cotton production means for Burkina Faso.
Located in Signals — Living in a changing climate Signals 2012 Articles
Policy Document C source code Council Directive (91/676/EEC) 12 December 1991
Council Directive of 12 December 1991 concerning the protection of waters against pollution caused by nitrates from agricultural sources (91/676/EEC).
Located in Environmental policy document catalogue
SOER Key fact (Deprecated) Water use by agriculture
Across the European Union, agriculture uses about a quarter of water diverted from the natural environment, though this can be up to 80% in southern Europe.
Located in Media Europe needs to use water more efficiently key facts
Figure Water productivity in Cyprus per economic activity, 1998–2008
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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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