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President Pöttering visits the EEA: climate change — a 'shared top priority'

The President of the European Parliament, Hans-Gert Pöttering, visited today the European Environment Agency, where he was welcomed by its Executive Director, Professor Jacqueline McGlade. President Pöttering had a short but lively discussion with the EEA's Management Board, chaired by Lars Erik Liljelund.

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Six success stories on improving environmental performance of road transport in Europe

Europe's road transport has made a clear contribution to economic growth, but its environmental performance is still unacceptable. Traffic congestion, poorer air quality, noise and in particular greenhouse gas emissions are some of the key challenges effectively addressed by six initiatives identified by the European Environment Agency as success stories. Such measures should also be implemented elsewhere, but to reach intermediate and long-term climate change targets, transport demand has to be addressed as well.

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Discover Europe's landscape through satellite and ground-level pictures

The LUCAS viewer, a new mapping tool managed by the European Environment Agency, now allows users to see land-cover information based on satellite images as well as thumbnail-size photographs taken in sampled locations across Europe.

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Greenhouse gases: Member States shaping up reporting under the Emission Trading Scheme

The European Union is running the largest multi-country, multi-sector greenhouse gas Emission Trading Scheme (ETS) world-wide. A report presented today by the European Environment Agency shows that the implementation of the ETS is improving. For the reporting year 2007, all Member States have delivered information on their experience in accordance with Article 21 of the Emissions Trading Directive.

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Witness climate change in the Arctic: watch 'Our Arctic Challenge'

'Our Arctic Challenge' is now available on DVD. Please contact the EEA Information Centre to obtain a copy for personal and educational use.

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