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EEA photo competition 2022: 'Well with Nature’

Do you take good photos? Do you enjoy spending time in nature? If your answer is ‘yes’ to both, you might have what it takes to win one of the cash prizes in the European Environment Agency’s (EEA) new ‘Well with Nature’ photo competition. Send us your best shots by 1 October 2022.

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Looking for our next Executive Director

The European Environment Agency (EEA), an agency of the European Union located in Copenhagen, is looking for its new Executive Director to take office in June 2023. The applications for the position are now open. Candidates need, among others, extensive experience in leading large organisations in a dynamic and innovative work environment as well in-depth knowledge about European environmental and climate policies. Applications close on 7 July 2022.

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Zero Pollution: Large number of Europe’s bathing waters meet highest quality standards

The annual Bathing Water report, published today, shows that in 2021 almost 85% of Europe's bathing water sites met the European Union's most stringent ‘excellent' water quality standards. The assessment gives a good indication of where swimmers can find the best quality bathing sites across Europe this summer. The assessment, put together by the European Environment Agency (EEA) in cooperation with the European Commission, is based on the monitoring of 21 859 bathing sites across Europe. These cover the EU Member States, Albania and Switzerland throughout 2021.

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Europe's road transport needs to shift gears towards sustainability

Growing transport volumes have been driving Europe’s road transport emissions up in the past two decades. A European Environment Agency (EEA) analysis, published today, shows how total greenhouse gas emissions from both passenger cars and heavy goods vehicles have increased in Europe, despite better engine efficiency and use of biofuels.

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Continued drop in EU’s greenhouse gas emissions confirms achievement of 2020 target

The European Union continued to record substantial greenhouse gas emissions reductions in 2020, posting an 11% drop compared to 2019, according to the latest official data published today by the European Environment Agency. The data confirms a 30-year downward trend which led to the EU achieving its 2020 target to reduce emissions by 20% compared to 1990 levels.

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