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Daviz Visualization Urbanisation patterns across Europe
Located in Data and maps Data visualisations
Highlight EEA signs agreement to work with Copernicus programme
The European Environment Agency (EEA) will continue to work with Copernicus, the European earth observation programme, after an agreement signed 1 December.
Located in News
Highlight Soil contamination widespread in Europe
There are an estimated 340 000 contaminated pieces of land in Europe, most of which are yet to be identified, according to a new Europe-wide assessment.
Located in News
SOER Message (Deprecated) Land use — key message 1
Land is a finite resource and the way it is used is one of the principal drivers of environmental change, with significant impacts on quality of life and ecosystems as well as on the management of infrastructure. In turn, environmental change will increasingly influence the way Europeans use land as communities work to mitigate and adapt to climate change.
Located in The European environment — state and outlook 2015 Land use — SOER 2010 thematic assessment Key messages
Article text/texmacs Dublin tackles the health impacts of air pollution
Martin Fitzpatrick is a Principal Environmental Health Officer in the air quality monitoring and noise unit of Dublin City Council, Ireland. He is also the Dublin contact point for a pilot project run by the European Commission DG Environment and the EEA aimed at improving the implementation of air legislation. We asked him how Dublin tackles the health problems linked to poor air quality.
Located in Signals — well-being and the environment Signals 2013 Interviews
Figure Causes of loss of semi-natural areas
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Located in Data and maps Maps and graphs
Figure D source code Causes of loss of mixed cultivated land
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Located in Data and maps Maps and graphs
Highlight Land use conflicts necessitate integrated policy
Demand for land in Europe is high. Food and biomass production, housing, infrastructure and recreation all compete for space, with impacts on our climate, biodiversity and ecosystem services. In a recent assessment, the European Environment Agency (EEA) analyses land use change in Europe, concluding that we need an integrated policy approach based on reliable data to balance sectoral demands and manage land sustainably.
Located in News
SOER Key fact (Deprecated) Soil - key fact 1
115 million ha, or 12 % of Europe’s total land area, are affected by water erosion. 42 million ha are affected by wind erosion.
Located in The European environment — state and outlook 2015 Soil — SOER 2010 thematic assessment Key facts
SOER Message (Deprecated) Land use — key message 3
Land uptake by urban development and transport infrastructure has been slightly faster than in the previous decade. This continues the trend of landscape fragmentation and increases other environmental impacts. Urbanisation rates vary substantially, with coastal and mountain areas among the most affected regions in Europe.
Located in The European environment — state and outlook 2015 Land use — SOER 2010 thematic assessment Key messages
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