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File chemical/x-pdb 50 years of protecting Europe's environment
Today the European Union has the most environmentally friendly arsenal of rules in the world and has done more to tackle pressing ecological problems, such as climate change, than any other major power. But it has not always been like this. Caring for the environment did not feature in the Treaty of Rome, the document that gave birth to the modern day EU. Yet environmental problems were never far away. Europe’s love affair with the car was moving into top gear, industry was busy belching out pollutants and raw sewage was being pumped into our rivers and seas.
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Highlight An artistic view of Europe's waste – EEA announces competition winners
After 200 entries from 29 countries, the European Environment Agency (EEA) is pleased to announce five winners of the Waste•smART competition, which invited Europeans to produce a video, cartoon or photo on the topic of waste.
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Publication Better management of municipal waste will reduce greenhouse gas emissions
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Highlight Big potential of cutting greenhouse gases from waste
There is a big potential to cut greenhouse gases (GHGs) from municipal solid waste management, according to a new report from the European Environment Agency (EEA). The report, 'Waste opportunities – Past and future climate benefits from better municipal waste management in Europe', covers the EU-27 (excluding Cyprus), Norway and Switzerland. It estimates that these countries could make GHG savings of up to 78 million tonnes carbon dioxide equivalent (CO2-e) by 2020, or 1.53 % of Europe's emissions in 2008.
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Country profile Country profile - Drivers and impacts (Croatia)
SOER Country profile from Croatia
Located in The European environment – state and outlook 2010 Country assessments Croatia
File chemical/x-pdb Czech Republic - municipal waste management
Located in Publications Managing municipal solid waste - a review of achievements in 32 European countries
File chemical/x-pdb Denmark - municipal waste management
Located in Publications Managing municipal solid waste - a review of achievements in 32 European countries
Daviz Visualization Troff document Different types of waste at the European Environment Agency
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Publication Environmental indicator report 2012
Reliable, relevant, targeted and timely environmental information is an essential element in implementing environmental policy and management processes. Such information can come in many formats — with indicators being a long-established approach to distilling detailed information into trends that are robust and easily understandable by a broad audience.
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Publication Environmental pressures from European consumption and production - Insights from environmental accounts
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