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Skeptical environmentalist Bjorn Lomborg visits the EEA

With the aptly titled lecture "If we can't do it all, where should we start?", associate professor Bjørn Lomborg kicked off an afternoon of lively debate at the EEA Friday 29 April. The author of "The Skeptical Environmentalist" and now "Global Crises, Global Solutions" was himself met with some stiff questioning by the Agency staff. Lomborg has made international headlines with his views on environmental policy and was the man behind the Copenhagen Consensus project last year - also the subject of his lecture.

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Eco-innovation can boost environment and economic growth

On 19 and 20 April more than 100 prominent Danish and European researchers, politicians, officials and coporate leaders meet in Copenhagen to discuss challenges and potentials regarding eco-innovation. A new report shows that high technogoly has environmental potentials in Denmark, but that barriers have to be broken down and risks have to be handled.

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Eco-innovation boosts economic growth

More than 100 prominent Danish and European researchers, politicians, officials and corporate leaders meet at the European Environment Agency in Copenhagen to discuss challenges and potentials regarding eco-innovation.

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Commission and EEA win award for informing the public on industrial pollution

Last night the European Commission and the European Environment Agency (EEA) won an award for best new electronic information source for the publication of the European Pollutant Emission Register (EPER). EPER is the first Europe-wide register of industrial emissions into air and water and was launched in February 2004. It makes detailed information on pollution from around 10,000 large industrial facilities in the EU and Norway publicly accessible on the internet for the first time. The European Information Association awarded EPER first place in its Electronic Sources Category, recognising it as the best of a large number of electronic publications, databases and websites produced at European level in 2004.

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30 sustainable energy indicators agreed

The European Environment Agency has joined forces with other international institutions and identified 30 sustainable energy indicators. These indicators will help policy makers to take the right decisions in the energy sector in order to improve the environment.

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