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Highlight Reducing pollution in the southern Mediterranean — 13 May 2014
Countries bordering the south and east of the Mediterranean need to continually improve many aspects of environmental management to reduce pollution in the sea, according to a new assessment.
Highlight chemical/x-pdb Global megatrends shaping Europe's environment — 06 Dec 2013
Surging economic growth in many emerging economies is increasing global competition for resources and the burden on natural systems. The European Environment Agency (EEA) is analysing these changes and their implications for Europe’s environment in an updated assessment of 'global megatrends'.
Highlight chemical/x-mdl-rdfile Biodiversity-rich Croatia becomes 33rd full EEA member country — 01 Jul 2013
As Croatia joins the European Union, it also becomes a full member of the European Environment Agency (EEA) on July 1, 2013. On this landmark day, the EEA takes a look at the country’s environment.
Press Release Europe must adapt to stay ahead of a changing climate — 28 Apr 2013
As Europe’s climate warms, wine producers in Europe may need to change the type of grapes they cultivate or the location of vineyards, even moving production to other areas in some cases. This is just one example of how Europe’s economy and society need to adapt to climate change, as examined in a new report from the European Environment Agency (EEA).
Highlight Greenland’s Health Ministry signs cooperation agreement with EEA — 13 Jan 2012
The Ministry of Health in Greenland has signed an agreement with the European Environment Agency (EEA). The two organisations committed to exchange personnel, and share knowledge, data and other expertise on environment-related health issues.
Highlight Assessing climate change impacts in the Pyrenees — 27 Oct 2011
Europe’s mountain regions may suffer some of the most severe impacts of climate change. Increasing temperatures can change snow-cover patterns and lead to water shortages and other problems such as reduced ski tourism. Species may also face extinction if unable to move northward or uphill. To investigate these current and potential impacts in the Pyrenees, the European Environment Agency (EEA) and the Pyrenees Working Community (CTP) have recently signed an agreement to work together.
Highlight chemical/x-pdb New film on waste management in Greenland — 13 Oct 2011
Dealing with large quantities of unwanted (and sometimes toxic) waste is often difficult – but it becomes even more complicated when people live in isolated communities, in extreme environments hundreds of kilometres from the nearest treatment plant. This is the subject of a new film considering waste management in Greenland, entitled ‘Mission Greenland – for a cleaner future’.
Highlight Environmental information network extends across Europe, Central Asia and Russian Federation — 23 Sep 2011
Government ministers and delegates from 53 countries agreed to extend the European network for sharing environmental information across the pan-European region. The commitment was made at the seventh Ministerial Environment for Europe summit in Astana, Kazakhstan, which concluded today.
Press Release Troff document Pan-European assessment asks: 'What do we know about water and green economy?' — 21 Sep 2011
Ministers will meet in Astana, Kazakhstan, today to discuss water issues and greening the economy at the seventh 'Environment for Europe' Ministerial Conference, running from 21 - 23 September 2011. To support the Conference, the European Environment Agency (EEA) is launching an innovative Assessment of Assessments report, which recommends ways that environmental information and policy making can be more closely aligned.
Highlight text/texmacs Greenland is stepping up its efforts to improve waste management — 10 Jun 2011
Reduce, reuse, recycle – the common mantra of waste management makes the process sound simple. But while these three ingredients may be the same, the recipe for sustainable waste management can be very different – and Greenland’s unique environment presents some considerable challenges.
Highlight D source code EEA to enhance cooperation with Greenland — 26 Nov 2010
This week the Government of Greenland and the European Environment Agency signed an agreement aimed at improving bilateral cooperation in environmental monitoring and sharing environmental data and information. Environmental data obtained in Greenland and the Arctic in general play a key role in monitoring environmental change around the globe.
Highlight Recognising the true value of Europe's mountains — 15 Sep 2010
Mountains have contributed to shaping not only Europe's history, society and economy, but also its climate and environment. A new report by the European Environment Agency (EEA) provides an in-depth analysis of populations, ecosystems, water cycles, land cover and policies in mountain areas.
Highlight How will the Western Balkans shape its environmental future? — 12 May 2010
Economic development in the Western Balkan countries is putting additional strains on the environment, affecting primarily resource use, waste and biodiversity. A new report by the European Environment Agency (EEA) provides a detailed analysis of the environmental pressures and forces at play and urges policy-makers to take action towards sustainable development.
Highlight chemical/x-pdb Effectiveness of EU cohesion spending on the environment — 03 Sep 2009
Structural Funds and the Cohesion Fund are the European Union's main financial instruments to reduce the gap between poor and rich regions. In its new report, the European Environment Agency evaluates the effectiveness of these funds in achieving environmental goals by focusing on investments in wastewater treatment, biodiversity, and energy efficiency and renewable energy in three pilot countries: Austria, Italy and Spain.
Highlight C source code Ireland takes a glimpse of climate change in the Arctic — 08 Jul 2008
‘Changing Climate, Changing People’ an EEA photography exhibition by Pulitzer Prize winner photojournalist John McConnico, currently on display in Dublin, was visited by Irish minister for the Environment John Gormley today.
Highlight Legacies of the past – opportunities for a sustainable future — 11 Oct 2007
Breaking the link between economic growth and its environmental impacts is one of the key challenges facing economies in South East Europe (SEE), Eastern Europe, Caucasus and Central Asia (EECCA), says a new report.
Press Release Ministers must join forces to achieve a healthy environment for the pan-European region — 10 Oct 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.
Highlight Counting down to Belgrade — 25 Sep 2007
The countdown to the Sixth 'Environment for Europe' Ministerial Conference has started. The conference, taking place from 10–12 October 2007 in Belgrade, Serbia, is organised by the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE). The launch of the EEA report 'Europe's environment — The fourth assessment' will be a key event on the first day. The report assesses environmental progress in 53 countries — an area with a total population of more than 870 million people.
Highlight Octet Stream European Topic Centre for Land Use and Spatial Information opens in Barcelona — 07 Jun 2007
The new European Topic Centre for Land Use and Spatial Information (ETC/LUSI) was inaugurated today at Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona. The European Environment Agency's Executive Director, Prof. Jacqueline McGlade, joined the Spanish Minister of the Environment, Cristina Narbona, and dignitaries from both Catalonia and Andalucia for the event. ETC/LUSI is an international consortium assisting the European Environment Agency in its mission to deliver information on the state and trends of the European environment to policy-makers and the general public. The consortium will also work with Spanish authorities and organisations, helping to reflect pan-European developments at regional and national level.
Press Release Europe's water quality generally improving but agriculture still the main challenge — 27 Nov 2003
The protection and quality of Europe's water is generally improving but there is little or no progress in combating some types of pollution or overuse of water in certain regions, both issues that are linked particularly to agriculture.

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