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Bioenergy - Fuelling Europe's future?

Europe can produce sufficient bioenergy to meet its renewable energy target without harming the environment. However, this requires an appropriate policy framework, says a new report from the European Environment Agency (EEA). The report, 'How much bioenergy can Europe produce without harming the environment?' was launched today to coincide with the Transport, Telecommunications and Energy council meeting in Luxembourg, where ministers will discuss the Biomass Action Plan.

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EEA leaders visit Switzerland

The Chairman of the EEA Management board Lars Erik Liljelund and the Agency's Executive Director Prof Jacqueline McGlade met with Swiss authorities on 8 June to discuss among other things the integration of Switzerland into EEA activities.

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Climate change awareness campaign: The Finnish start

The European Commission's climate campaign 'Contribute to limiting climate change' is now rolling in country after country. On 5 June, which is also the UN Environment Day, EEA Executive Director Prof Jacqueline McGlade took part in the kick-off press conference in Helsinki, alongside the Finnish Environment Minister and Trade and Industry Minister and the Director General of the Finnish Meteorological Institute, among others. The press conference was followed by a public event in the Esplanadi Park.

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Europe's biodiversity under pressure

'Changing our behaviour - biodiversity loss' is the theme of Green Week 2006, and the event runs from 30 May to 2 June. The EEA exhibition team and experts will be on hand ready to answer questions on biodiversity, alongside some seventy other exhibitors. This year, the EEA exhibition stand will take on a more interactive dimension, offering a quiz and awareness-raising activities. An online version of the quiz is available on this web page.

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EEA opens its doors to UN's Environment Watch proposal

Today, the EEA will play host to the first global expert meeting for the United Nations Environment Programme's (UNEP) proposed global information network system - Environment Watch.

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