EU fails to curb emissions from transport: dramatic improvements and clear targets needed

The transport sector in the EU must apply rigorous measures to help Europe meet its greenhouse gas emission targets, says a new report published by the European Environment Agency.

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EU within reach of Kyoto targets

The EU-15 can meet, and may even over-shoot, its 2012 Kyoto target to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to 8 % below 1990 levels if Member States implement now all additional policies being planned, according to a new report from the European Environment Agency (EEA), released today in Copenhagen.

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EU greenhouse gas emissions decrease in 2005

Emissions of climate-changing greenhouse gases (GHG) decreased between 2004 and 2005, according to the annual GHG inventory report of the European Community prepared by the European Environment Agency (EEA), in Copenhagen. The report, 'Annual European Community Greenhouse gas inventory 1990-2005 and inventory report 2007', was submitted to the secretariat of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) as the European Community's official submission. The EEA released the main, preliminary, messages of the report in May 2007 because of public and political interest in the issue of climate change. The final version of this report was submitted to the UNFCCC on 27 May 2007.

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Transport - bottom of the Kyoto class again

Greenhouse gas emissions from transport remain a key, but avoidable, obstacle to the EU reaching its Kyoto climate change targets, according to a new European Environment Agency (EEA) report, released in Copenhagen today.

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EU must take immediate action on Kyoto targets

All Member States must seriously tackle greenhouse gas emissions immediately, if the EU-15 is to meet its collective Kyoto target, a new European Environment Agency (EEA) report states.

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New web-based air pollution monitoring system

Ozone Web, a new internet tool, released in Copenhagen today by the European Environment Agency (EEA), offers users the opportunity to monitor and track ground level ozone incidents on a pan-European scale, for the first time.

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EU greenhouse gas emissions increase for second year in a row

Emissions of climate-changing greenhouse gases (GHG) from the EU-25 increased by 18 million tonnes (0.4 %) between 2003 and 2004. Emissions from the EU-15 increased by 11.5 million tonnes (0.3 %) in the same period. These figures, released today, are contained in the latest GHG inventory report from the European Environment Agency (EEA), based in Copenhagen.

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Europe feels the heat as climate change tops the list of environmental challenges

Policy makers, businesses and individuals must act now on a range of environmental matters or pay a heavy price later

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Europe can reach a low emissions future

The European Environment Agency in Copenhagen has identified pathways to achieve Europe's contribution to a global climate change target.

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Increased power production drives EU greenhouse gas emissions up in 2003

Emissions of climate-changing greenhouse gases from the European Union have increased in 2003, after having fallen in 2002. Emissions in the 15 old member states (EU-15) increased by 53 million tonnes (1.3%) between 2002 and 2003.Total EU-25 emissions increased by 1.5%, says the latest annual report on greenhouse gas emissions from the European Environment Agency.

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EU15 greenhouse gas emissions decline after two years of increases

Emissions of climate-changing greenhouse gases from the European Union have fallen slightly after two years of increase, taking the EU a small step closer to its target of an 8% cut within the next eight years.

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Latest trends show need for more environmental action in key sectors

Evidence of climate change is growing; nitrate pollution from farming continues; much of Europe's urban population is still exposed to air pollution above health protection levels; packaging waste is increasing and is projected to continue doing so. These are among the main findings of the EEA's latest annual survey of environmental trends in its 31 member countries., EEA Signals 2004, published today.

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Domestic measures taken or planned so far are insufficient to meet EU climate emissions targets, projections show

The European Union and many of its Member States will fail to meet their Kyoto Protocol targets for limiting greenhouse gas emissions on the basis of the domestic policies and measures implemented or planned so far, according to new projections compiled by the European Environment Agency.

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Most of central and eastern Europe on track to meet Kyoto targets

Seven of the central and eastern European countries that plan to join the European Union are on track to achieve their targets for reducing greenhouse gas emissions under the Kyoto climate change protocol, in most cases by a wide margin, their latest projections show.

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Summer 2003 ozone pollution hits high; levels could recur for several more years

Harmful ozone pollution was the worst for almost a decade in large parts of Europe this summer, particularly during the long August heatwave, according to a preliminary assessment by the European Environment Agency.

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Summer 2002 smog levels exceed critical threshold three days in four

Levels of potentially harmful ground-level ozone exceeded a critical threshold somewhere in Europe on more than three days out of four this summer, according to preliminary information compiled by the European Environment Agency

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Summer smog levels exceed critical threshold on two days in three

This report provides a first evaluation of ground-level ozone pollution in Europe during spring and summer 2001. Based on data submitted to the European Commission under the EU Directive on air pollution by ozone, it details observed exceedances of the Directive's thresholds for information and warning of the population in 25 European countries

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EU greenhouse gas emissions down 4%, more cuts needed - EEA

The 15 European Union countries recorded a 4.0% reduction between 1990 and 1999 in their combined emissions of the six "greenhouse" gases covered by the Kyoto Protocol on climate change

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