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Water: how can we account for our most vital resource?

The world is entering a period of growing water scarcity: by 2030, global demand for fresh water could outstrip supply by more than 40 % if water is used in the same way that it is today. These stark figures are the background to a new report from the International Resource Panel, a group of natural resources experts hosted by the United Nations Environment Programme.

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Generation ’92 video competition: And the winners are...

After lengthy deliberations, the winners of the Generation ’92 video competition have been decided. The video competition from the European Environment Agency (EEA) asked young people across Europe to submit a short video showing their idea of a sustainable future.

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Rio 2012 is an opportunity to move towards a green economy

In less than two months, world leaders will gather in Rio de Janeiro for the UN Conference on Sustainable Development. It is 20 years since the last Rio conference, and Rio 2012 is an opportunity to assess the progress made toward sustainable development since 1992 and begin building a Green Economy.

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Creating a quiet environment

Do you know someone who is doing something to create a healthy soundscape in your working environment, neighbourhood or municipality—implementing innovative solutions to noise problems or creating quiet green areas where the sounds of birds and bees can be enjoyed? If so, encourage them to apply for the European Soundscape Award 2012 which is open for submission from 25 April, the International Noise Awareness Day.

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Vote for your favourite video in our competition!

Twenty years ago, governments from around the world met in Rio de Janeiro to discuss sustainable development, and created some of the most far-reaching environmental agreements. As the negotiators prepare for Rio+20, we asked young people across Europe – born around the time of the first Earth Summit – to show us their vision for a sustainable future.

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