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Press Release Europe's environment 2015: Future prosperity depends on bolder steps in policy, knowledge, investments and innovation
Europe's environment and climate policies have delivered substantial benefits, improving the environment and quality of life, while driving innovation, job creation and growth. Despite these gains, Europe still faces a range of persistent and growing environmental challenges. Addressing them will require fundamental changes in the systems of production and consumption that are the root cause of environmental problems.
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Briefing Green economy
Located in SOER 2015 — The European environment — state and outlook 2015 European briefings
Policy Document COM(2010) 2020 final, Europe 2020: A strategy for smart, sustainable and inclusive growth
European Commission, 2010. Europe 2020: A strategy for smart, sustainable and inclusive growth. COM(2010) 2020 final. 
Located in Environmental policy document catalogue
Video chemical/x-pdb Where next for Europe's environment?
How can Europe become truly 'sustainable'? Here EEA Executive Director Hans Bruyninckx calls for a Europe-wide transition to a truly sustainable system, beyond the incremental gains in efficiency which have worked in the past. Moreover, Europe needs to make this kind of fundamental transition in its relationship to the environment if it is to meet its own objectives by mid century, he argues.
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Highlight D source code Production and consumption systems need fundamental rethink
Production and consumption systems in the European Union have large, global impacts on the environment. More sustainable ways of satisfying our needs are emerging, but they need more support, according to a new assessment.
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Article How to make cities ‘green’
More than three quarters of Europeans live in urban areas. What urban residents produce, buy, eat, and throw away, the way they move around and where they live all have an impact on the environment. At the same time, the way a city is built also affects the way its residents live. We asked Roland Zinkernagel from the City of Malmö in Sweden about concrete actions to make their city sustainable.
Located in Signals — Living in a changing climate Signals 2014 Interviews
Highlight World Environment Day: Why is the environment important?
On World Environment Day (5 June), the European Environment Agency's new Executive Director Hans Bruyninckx discusses the importance of the environment.
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Policy Document Octet Stream Innovating for Sustainable Growth: a Bioeconomy for Europe, EC, 2012
Located in Environmental policy document catalogue
Figure D source code ‘Sustainable companies’ stockmarket performance compared to other companies
The graph compares the market return on shares of sustainable companies of the Eurzone included in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) with the market resturn on shares of major Euzone companies (blue chips) as recorded by the STOXX 50 Index
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Publication EEA Signals 2012 – Building the future we want
Signals 2012 brings together environmental issues such as sustainability, green economy, water, waste, food, governance and knowledge sharing. It is prepared in the context of the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development — Rio 2012. This year's Signals will give you a flavour of how consumers, forward-thinking businesses and policymakers can make a difference by combining new technological tools — from satellite observations to online platforms. It will also suggest creative and effective solutions to preserve the environment.
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