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COP17 climate talks: Mapping the way towards a legal framework by 2015

A new way forward has been agreed upon in Durban, South Africa, after two weeks of climate change negotiations. The European Union welcomed the agreement from the COP17 climate conference as a breakthrough in the fight against climate change.

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Global initiative for sharing information takes off at Eye on Earth Summit

At the Eye on Earth summit in Abu Dhabi this week, many different global and national organisations committed to contributing large volumes of environmental data to the new Eye on Earth global public information service developed by the European Environment Agency (EEA) and partners.

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Homes responsible for one quarter of European greenhouse emissions from energy

Home energy use is responsible overall for 25 % of energy-related greenhouse gas emissions in the European Union (EU), according to a new analysis from the European Environment Agency (EEA). The report calculates emissions based on their 'end use', or the sector using the energy. Homes in the EU only emit 12 % of energy emissions directly, but this doubles when related emissions from power plants and district heating are factored in.

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New Eye on Earth global mapping and information service now live

A new global web service allowing users to create maps and visualise data on environmental issues is now live. The new Eye on Earth global public information service brings together vast amounts of data about the environment in a powerful, visual format.

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Recycling industry can boost the European economy

Recycling has multiple benefits for many areas of the economy – providing raw materials, creating jobs and encouraging business opportunities and innovation. These economic benefits of recycling are examined in a new report from the European Environment Agency (EEA). The report considers the recycling industry in the context of building a 'green economy', a major European policy objective.

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