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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 — well-being and the environment 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
COMMUNICATION FROM THE COMMISSION TO THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT, THE COUNCIL, THE EUROPEAN ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL COMMITTEE AND THE COMMITTEE OF THE REGIONS
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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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Article The path to global sustainability
Four decades of environmental governance helped us build institutions to better understand and tackle environmental problems. Twenty years after the Earth Summit of 1992, world leaders meet once again in Rio de Janeiro to renew the global commitment to the green economy and improve global governance.
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Article A European view on sustainability
Through a series of legislative measures, EU policymakers aim to make Europe more ‘resource efficient’. But how does Europe strike a balance between the economy and nature? In the context of the Rio+20 conference, what does sustainability mean for the EU and the developing world? Here is one point of view.
Located in Signals — well-being and the environment Signals 2012 Interviews
File Cross boarder nature: Environmental Atlas of Europe — Germany France
In Eastern France and Western Germany you find 3000km2 of a biosphere reserve called “Les Vosges du Nord - Pfälzerwald” and it is the largest uninterrupted forest area in Western Europe.
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Twenty years ago, governments from around the world met in Rio de Janeiro to discuss sustainable development, and created some of the most far-reaching environmental agreements. As the negotiators prepare for Rio+20, we asked young people across Europe – born around the time of the first Earth Summit – to show us their vision for a sustainable future.
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