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Technology cannot solve all environmental problems

Humans urgently need to ease the strains on the planet's natural systems if we want to continue to bring better living standards to all: we totally depend on our natural resources for food, water and shelter. This is one of the conclusions of the newly published Millennium Ecosystem Assessment, the most comprehensive global survey of the state of our planet.

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EEA and Airparif aim to cooperate on air quality information

'Bringing Airparif's air quality information into the EEA's In Your Neighbourhood project would be highly valuable and could spearhead similar cooperation for the Agency elsewhere in Europe' says EEA Executive Director Prof. Jacqueline McGlade as representatives from the regional French air monitoring body met with EEA management today to discuss potential future cooperation.

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EEA-boss sets focus on communication

Two communications experts have been recruited to the European Environment Agency in Copenhagen to make sure that its messages get through to policy-makers and the public.

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The Kyoto Protocol entered into force 16 February 2005

The entry into force of the Kyoto Protocol is an important milestone in international actions to combat climate change. It was welcomed by governments and many other interested parties around the world. The EU believes climate change is a serious challenge to mankind and likely to have significant negative global environmental, economic and social implications. According to the UNFCCC, to avoid dangerous climate change, greenhouse gas concentration levels should be stabilised in future.

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The dynamics of Europe's changing landscape - Essential information to thrive in today's changing world

Recent analyses by the EEA show that land is becoming a scarce resource: 800 000 ha of Europe's land cover was converted to artificial surfaces from 1990-2000. Only with careful spatial planning of urban and rural development can Europe avoid compromising its agricultural production, biodiversity, energy security and Kyoto targets and aspirations under the Lisbon agenda.

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