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European early warning systems would help against natural disasters

Alert systems would warn Europe against natural disasters and help minimise their effects. This was the message Jacqueline McGlade, Executive Director of the European Environment Agency, gave at a public hearing in the European Parliament today in Brussels. The hearing, 'Natural Disasters - How should Europe Respond' focused on how the EU could best prepare for future events.

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Thirty-one becomes thirty-two

Switzerland joins the European Environment Agency as full member from 1 April, thus becoming the Agency’s thirty-second member country. This decision was concluded 28 February by the Council, which also ratified a number of other bilateral agreements with the country.

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Market-based instruments spreading across Europe

Market based instruments (MBIs), such as environment taxes and emission trading schemes, are increasingly being used to implement environmental policy across Europe. This is according to a report released by the European Environment Agency at a meeting of high-level economists in Copenhagen today.

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Award winning glimpse into the future

'Ecosystems and Well-Being: Scenarios' a new report, will be released in Washington today. A sub-report of the Millennium Assessment (MA), it looks at potential global developments and their impacts on ecosystems by 2050. The report considers the knock-on effect of these impacts for human health. The EEA was heavily involved in writing the report as part of its ongoing work in the field of scenarios. Scientists involved in the report were recently awarded the Zayed International Prize for the Environment.

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IRENA's insight into agriculture

The IRENA indicator report on agriculture and the environment was released today.

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