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Increased power production drives EU greenhouse gas emissions up in 2003

Emissions of climate-changing greenhouse gases from the European Union have increased in 2003, after having fallen in 2002. Emissions in the 15 old member states (EU-15) increased by 53 million tonnes (1.3%) between 2002 and 2003.Total EU-25 emissions increased by 1.5%, says the latest annual report on greenhouse gas emissions from the European Environment Agency.

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Room for improvement in environmental policy integration

The past decades saw important strategic developments to promote the integration of environmental concerns into other policies in order to support sustainable development. There is however much scope to reinforce implementation and to improve evaluation and policy learning. This according to a new technical report - Environmental policy integration in Europe: state of play and an evaluation framework - released by the EEA.

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Europe still fighting against air pollution

High level European policymakers meet on 2-3 June 2005 in Copenhagen, at the new European Environment and Health Committee (EEHC) to examine how much progress has been made since last June when 52 countries agreed to reduce children's exposure to air pollution.

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Europe must help fast growing economies meet tomorrows transport challenge

How should we engage tomorrow's economic power houses like China, India, Brazil and Indonesia to work towards cleaner transport? The question was posed by the renowned Brussels based think tank Friends of Europe at a round table debate during Green Week from 31 May to 3 June.

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Environment for kids at the EEA website

Children all over Europe are now offered environmental information in their own language in the kids' zone on the European Environment Agency website. The kids' zone was developed in recognition of the need to reach younger audiences, in this case children aged 10 - 14, about the state and trends of Europe's environment. "Education is about engagement. I would like to invite not only children, but also adults to make use of the features developed for younger audiences on our website to find out how we really can engage children in environmental issues", says EEA Executive Director Jacqueline McGlade.

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