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No 'one size fits all' solution for European municipal waste management

Waste management strategies must be customised to individual national conditions if they are to prove effective, according to a new EEA brochure released today. The brochure, 'The road from landfilling to recycling: common destination, different routes' is accompanied by a set of online national factsheets on waste management covering the EU-25.

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Al Gore and IPCC win Nobel Peace Prize

The EEA is thrilled with the decision of the Norwegian Nobel Committee on awarding the Nobel Peace Prize to Al Gore and the United Nations' Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. 'This is great news for us all, climate change has topped the world news for some years now, through the IPCC's regular reports and others that alongside with Al Gore have lead a tireless climate change awareness campaign. The rapid melting of the Arctic is putting great pressure on how to proceed with a more ambitious plan after Kyoto and I look forward to seeing how countries like the United States, China and India will commit to addressing this problem!', says Professor Jacqueline McGlade, Executive Director of the EEA.

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New toolkit for biodiversity conservation — SEBI 2010 set of indicators launched

To help policy-makers halt the loss of biodiversity in Europe, the European Environment Agency today launched a report proposing 26 biodiversity indicators — the so-called SEBI 2010 set — to measure progress towards policy targets. The work with biodiversity indicators was given further recognition in the Biodiversity Declaration adopted on Thursday at the UNECE ministerial conference in Belgrade.

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Legacies of the past – opportunities for a sustainable future

Breaking the link between economic growth and its environmental impacts is one of the key challenges facing economies in South East Europe (SEE), Eastern Europe, Caucasus and Central Asia (EECCA), says a new report.

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Ministers must join forces to achieve a healthy environment for the pan-European region

Environmental policy across the pan-European region is hampered by gaps in information and implementation according to a new European Environment Agency (EEA) report, released today.

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