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Press Release Pascal source code Climate change: EU shows leadership ahead of Paris with 23% emissions cut — 19 Oct 2015
The European Union is on track towards meeting and overachieving its 2020 target for reducing greenhouse emissions by 20%, according to a report published today by the European Environment Agency (EEA). The "Trends and projections in Europe 2015" report reveals that greenhouse gas emissions in Europe decreased by 23% between 1990 and 2014 and reached the lowest levels on record. Latest projections by Member States show that the EU is heading for a 24% reduction by 2020 with current measures in place, and a 25% reduction with additional measures already being planned in Member States. The EU is already working towards its 2030 goal of an emissions reduction target of at least 40% — the EU's contribution towards the new global climate change agreement in Paris in December.
Press Release The 'green economy' can encourage jobs and innovation - study — 14 Jul 2014
Europe can create jobs and encourage innovation by using resources much more efficiently, according to a new report from the European Environment Agency (EEA) which describes a range of policies with proven environmental and economic benefits.
Press Release EU reports lowest greenhouse gas emissions on record — 27 May 2014
The European Union's greenhouse gas emissions continued to fall in 2012, as a 1.3 % decrease cut emissions to 19.2 % below 1990 levels, according to official data from the European Environment Agency (EEA). This puts the EU within reach of its 20 % reduction target, with eight years to go until the 2020 deadline.
Press Release Climate and energy targets – EU largely on track but mixed picture across Member States — 08 Oct 2013
European Union Member States are showing mixed progress towards three climate and energy targets for 2020, even though the EU as a whole could reduce greenhouse gases emissions by 21% in 2020 with the set of national measures already adopted. These findings come from new European Environment Agency (EEA) assessments.
Press Release Greenhouse gases: 2011 emissions lower than previously estimated — 28 May 2013
Greenhouse gases fell by 3.3 % in the EU in 2011, leading to the lowest level of emissions in reports going back to 1990. The decrease in 2011 was also the third largest over this period, according to official data compiled by the European Environment Agency (EEA) and reported by the EU to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).
Press Release Reducing the € 45 billion health cost of air pollution from lorries — 21 Feb 2013
Road charges for heavy goods vehicles (HGVs or lorries) should reflect the varied health effects of traffic pollution in different European countries. This means charges should be much higher in some countries compared to others, according to analysis from the European Environment Agency (EEA).
Press Release EU greenhouse gases in 2011: more countries on track to meet Kyoto targets, emissions fall 2.5 % — 17 Oct 2012
Emissions of greenhouse gases in the European Union (EU) fell on average by 2.5 % from 2010 to 2011, although several countries increased emissions. Almost all European countries are individually on track towards their commitments under the Kyoto Protocol compared to last year, according to two reports published today by the European Environment Agency (EEA).
Press Release Europe needs to use water more efficiently — 29 Feb 2012
Europe needs to redouble efforts in using water more efficiently to avoid undermining its economy, according to a new report from the European Environment Agency (EEA). Inefficient water use impacts hard on the resources needed by ecosystems and people, both vital assets for European productivity and security.
Press Release Deep emission cuts give the EU a head start under the Kyoto Protocol — 11 Oct 2010
A new report by the European Environment Agency (EEA) shows that large drop in emissions seen in 2008 and 2009 gives EU-15 a head start to reach and even overachieve its 8 % reduction target under the Kyoto Protocol. Austria, Denmark and Italy, however, need to step up their current efforts until 2012 to ensure that their contribution to the common EU-15 target is delivered. The EEA report also shows that EU-27 is well on track towards achieving its 20 % reduction target by 2020.
Press Release Ministers must join forces to achieve a healthy environment for the pan-European region — 26 Sep 2007
Environmental policy across the pan-European region is hampered by gaps in information and implementation according to a new European Environment Agency (EEA) report, released today.
Press Release Europe's energy policies must be environmentally sound — 27 Jun 2006
Europe requires an integrated policy framework balancing the goals of energy security and competitiveness with environment policy, says a new report released today by the European Environment Agency (EEA), based in Copenhagen.
Press Release CAP needs to be more targeted for better environmental effectiveness — 21 Mar 2006
Environmental efforts pursued through the Common Agriculture Policy (CAP) need to be better targeted geographically to maximise their effectiveness according to a new report from the European Environment Agency (EEA), based in Copenhagen.
Press Release Europe feels the heat as climate change tops the list of environmental challenges — 29 Nov 2005
Policy makers, businesses and individuals must act now on a range of environmental matters or pay a heavy price later
Press Release Europe's environmental future demands more action in key sectors — 11 Sep 2005
Policy makers must better integrate environmental issues across EU policies
Press Release EEA unveils first digital map of Europe's changing landscapes — 17 Nov 2004
The first digital map of the multiple changes that have occurred in Europe's landscapes since 1990 was unveiled today, enabling policy-makers to draw lessons from how their decisions in areas such as agriculture and transport are impacting on the region's finite land resources and the wider environment.
Press Release C source code Arctic faces drastic change without EU policy action — 15 Mar 2004
The Arctic's unique environment and indigenous peoples are under increasing threat from industrial activities and the region is likely to change drastically unless decision-makers in the European Union and elsewhere address the challenges seriously.
Press Release Environmental scientist appointed to lead European Environment Agency — 26 Feb 2003
Professor Jacqueline McGlade, an environmental scientist active across a broad spectrum of the life sciences, is to be the next Executive Director of the European Environment Agency (EEA), the main European-level provider of environmental information to policy makers and the public.
Press Release EEA draws key lessons from history on using precaution in policy-making — 10 Jan 2002
Press Release Environmental signals 2001 — 29 May 2001
Latest environmental signals highlight Europe's public policy challenge.
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