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Good food, fresh thinking - a look at our food system

There is a strong link between our health and food. Food is a basic human need. In addition to being available, it needs to be of high quality, accessible, not contaminated, affordable and environmentally sustainable.   More

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What are the benefits of a Green Economy, also for European competitiveness and job creation?

Concepts such as Green Economy, Resource efficiency and Sustainable Consumption and Production are currently discussed as pathways to reduce environmental pressures in Europe and beyond. The European Environment Agency has interviewed some selected key stakeholders - from government, business, non-governmental organisations and academia - and asked them about their views what benefits a Green economy entails for Europe.   More

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Which steps will bring us forward on the road to a Green economy?

Concepts such as Green Economy, Resource efficiency and Sustainable Consumption and Production are currently discussed as pathways to reduce environmental pressures in Europe and beyond. The European Environment Agency has interviewed some selected key stakeholders - from government, business, non-governmental organisations and academia - and asked them which steps will bring us forward on the road to a Green economy.   More

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Green Economy, Sustainable consumption and production and resource efficiency – what does that mean?

Concepts such as Green Economy, Resource efficiency and Sustainable Consumption and Production are currently discussed as pathways to reduce environmental pressures in Europe and beyond. But what do these concepts mean? The European Environment Agency has interviewed some selected key stakeholders - from government, business, non-governmental organisations and academia - and asked them for their understanding of these concepts.   More

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Spreading green consumption tips in Copenhagen

Too often, people think that the responsibility for environmental problems lies solely with industry or policy makers. Yet consumers have an equally important role in environmental matters, as their everyday choices have big impacts on the environment. During the famous Copenhagen Culture Night 2008, the European Environment Agency tackled sustainable consumption issues in a creative way.   More

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Sustainable Consumption and Production: the way to a greener world

On July 16th 2008, the European Commission launched the Sustainable Consumption and Production package, which includes a legislative proposal and an Action Plan for sustainable development. The stakes are high, because if we do not change our means of consumption and production, in forty years time we will need double of the Earth's surface to be able to take in all our waste and CO2. We urgently need to reduce out environmental impact and consume in a more sustainable way.   More

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Turning waste into resources

As Europe grows wealthier it creates more and more rubbish. Every man, woman and child in the EU generates over a kilo of waste every day. Multiply that figure by nearly half a billion EU citizens and it quickly becomes clear that managing our waste without harming the environment is a major headache.   More

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Food consumption patterns

(Transcription of audio on video) Industrialised countries have made significant improvements to their energy and resource efficiency, but some of the gain has been offset by more widespread consumption. Some of this is to do with our food production. It takes approximately 1,000 litres of water to produce 1 kg of wheat, over two and a half times that to produce 1 kg of eggs, and a massive 13 and a half times that amount of water to produce 1 kg of beef. If the entire global population were to adopt a western-style diet, about 75% more water would be needed for food production. Source: SOER 2005   More

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