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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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Agency feeds debate on quality of life in European cities

As a result of Europe's growing urban population, urban spread and the quality of life in cities are becoming major problems. The EEA background paper, 'The urban environment in its broader territorial context' says that these issues cannot be dealt with solely by looking at towns and cities in isolation or as 'islands'. Urban areas must be viewed in the broader context of their surrounding countryside or hinterlands.

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Information out in the open

A new outdoor photo exhibition with an environmental focus and titled "Spirit of the wild" opens on one of the main squares in downtown Copenhagen on 16 May ( .

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