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SOER Key fact Material resources and waste - key fact 2
An average European citizen uses about four times more resources than one in Africa and three times more than one in Asia, but half of that in the Unites States, Canada or Australia.
Located in The European environment – state and outlook 2010 Material resources and waste — SOER 2010 thematic assessment Key facts
SOER Key fact Material resources and waste - key fact 5
Of the 8.2 billion tonnes of materials consumed in EU-27 countries in 2007, minerals accounted for 52 %, fossil fuels for 23 %, biomass for 21 % and metals for 4 %.
Located in The European environment – state and outlook 2010 Material resources and waste — SOER 2010 thematic assessment Key facts
SOER Message Material resources and waste — key message 2
Resource use and waste generation in the EU-27 have been decoupled from economic growth. However, in most countries resource use and waste generation still increase in absolute figures. Although resource efficiency continues to improve, the growth of material productivity has for decades been slower than the increase in labour productivity. There are no indications that the 6th Environment Action Programme (6th EAP) objective of the EU becoming 'the most resource-efficient economy in the world' is being met.
Located in The European environment – state and outlook 2010 Material resources and waste — SOER 2010 thematic assessment Key messages
Country profile Country profile - Future developments (Finland)
Country introduction - Foreseen main developments
Located in The European environment – state and outlook 2010 Country assessments Finland
Press Release Globalisation, environment and you
New EEA report highlights connectivity between global issues
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Figure The two key aspects of resource efficiency
The schema shows how resource efficiency relates to the use of natural capital and ecosystem resilience.
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File Natural resources and waste — SOER synthesis chapter 4
Located in The European environment – state and outlook 2010 Synthesis The European environment – state and outlook 2010: Synthesis
Publication Environmental pressures from European consumption and production - Insights from environmental accounts
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Publication Sustainable consumption and production in South East Europe and Eastern Europe, Caucasus and Central Asia - Joint UNEP-EEA report on the opportunities and lessons learned
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Publication Europe's environment — The fourth assessment
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