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EU goal on phase-down of F-gases remains on track

Updated data reported by industry shows the European Union’s goal to phase-down the use of fluorinated greenhouse-gases (F-gases) remained on track in 2017, according to the latest annual update published by the European Environment Agency (EEA). »
19 December 2018, 17:50 - eea - Search similar - Email

Cooperation is key to improve climate change adaptation across Europe’s border regions

Europe’s border regions and shared maritime areas are facing increased negative impacts due to climate change, but countries and regions responsible for these areas are already taking action at transnational scale to adapt to these impacts according to a European Environment Agency (EEA) briefing published today. »
12 December 2018, 03:20 - eea - Search similar - Email

Achieving EU's key 2020 environmental objectives slipping away

According to the European Environment Agency’s (EEA) updated environmental indicator report published today, the European Union continues to fall short of achieving a number of environmental objectives by 2020, especially in areas aimed at protecting biodiversity and natural capital. »
29 November 2018, 23:20 - eea - Search similar - Email

Better information needed on Europe's forests

There is a growing demand for forest products and ecosystem services but information on the changes in Europe's forests is currently limited. According to an EEA briefing, published today, high-resolution satellite images will improve knowledge about changes in structure, function and condition of forest ecosystems and the impacts of different forest management practices across Europe. »
27 November 2018, 22:40 - eea - Search similar - Email

Trends and projections in Europe 2018 - Tracking progress towards Europe's climate and energy targets

This report is part of the ‘Trends and Projections in Europe: 2018: Tracking progress towards Europe’s climate and energy targets,’ package. It is based on the most recent reported and approximated data from EU Member States on greenhouse gas emissions, renewable energy uptake and energy consumption. »
26 November 2018, 22:20 - eea - Search similar - Email

EEA report confirms: electric cars are better for climate and air quality

Battery electric cars emit less greenhouse gases and air pollutants over their entire life cycle than petrol and diesel cars, according to a European Environment Agency (EEA) report, published today. »
22 November 2018, 21:00 - eea - Search similar - Email

Restoring floodplains would improve state of water, ecosystems and climate protection in Europe

Areas next to rivers hold potential for cost-effective flood protection and improving the health of an entire river ecosystem. According to a European Environment Agency (EEA) briefing published today, restoring European floodplains closer to their natural state would contribute to the achievement of several European Union policies. »
20 November 2018, 08:10 - eea - Search similar - Email

Approximated EU GHG inventory: proxy GHG estimates for 2017

This report provides GHG emissions estimates for the EU-28 plus Iceland for 2017. This Executive Summary includes an analysis of the important changes in GHG emissions across the EU, by sector and by Member State. »
27 October 2018, 01:10 - eea - Search similar - Email

Countries give only limited information on the results of their policies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions

Most national policies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in Europe target energy consumption and energy supply, while economic and regulatory instruments are the most common means of cutting emissions, according to a European Environment Agency (EEA) report, published today. »
6 July 2018, 00:10 - eea - Search similar - Email

EU’s Climate-ADAPT found to be a key tool for adaptation in Europe

The number of users of the joint European Environment Agency (EEA) – European Commission Climate-ADAPT online knowledge hub has increased fivefold since its launch in 2012, according to an EEA report published today. »
6 June 2018, 14:40 - eea - Search similar - Email

Small cut in EU's total greenhouse gas emissions in 2016 but transport emissions keep increasing

Total greenhouse gas emissions in the European Union (EU) decreased by 0.4 % in 2016, according to latest official data published today by the European Environment Agency (EEA). Using less coal to produce heat and electricity was enough to make a slight cut in total emissions despite an increase in transport emissions for the third consecutive year. »
31 May 2018, 12:40 - eea - Search similar - Email

Adapting to climate change: European countries assess vulnerability and risks

Almost all European countries have conducted national climate change vulnerability and risk assessments as part of their adaptation plans to better deal with the impacts of climate-related hazards, according to a European Environment Agency (EEA) report published today. »
24 April 2018, 12:30 - eea - Search similar - Email

Tax breaks and incentives make Europeans buy cleaner cars

Emissions of carbon dioxide from new passenger cars have dropped in a number of European countries where a range of taxes, subsidies and other incentives are used to encourage consumers to purchase lower-carbon-dioxide (CO2) emitting vehicles. »
12 April 2018, 20:40 - eea - Search similar - Email

World Water Day: Turning to nature for solutions

Nature-based solutions are playing an increasingly important role to better protect Europeans against floods, droughts and water pollution. On World Water Day 2018, the European Environment Agency is highlighting the importance of clean water and how nature can help protect this valuable resource for generations to come. »
23 March 2018, 00:50 - eea - Search similar - Email

EU fluorinated gases phase-down remains on track

European Union efforts to phase-down the production and import of fluorinated greenhouse-gases (F-gases) made good progress in 2016, according to the latest annual update published by the European Environment Agency (EEA) today. »
8 December 2017, 02:30 - eea - Search similar - Email

EU still on track to meet targets on renewables and energy efficiency but progress slowing down

The European Union (EU) and most of its Member States are on track to reach their 2020 targets on renewable energy and energy efficiency. However, recent increases in energy consumption are slowing down progress, according to a new analysis by the European Environment Agency (EEA). »
24 November 2017, 22:10 - eea - Search similar - Email

Restoring floodplains and wetlands offer value-for-money solution to river flooding

Investing in ‘green infrastructure’ like restoring floodplains or wetlands to bolster flood prevention not only generates more environmental and socio-economic benefits, especially in the long term, but also lowers the amount of financial investment needed to defend against damaging floods. »
21 November 2017, 21:11 - eea - Search similar - Email

Preparing Europe for climate change: coordination is key to reduce risks posed by extreme weather

Building stronger links between climate change adaptation and disaster risk reduction experts is more important than ever in wake of recent devastating and extreme weather events across Europe and elsewhere. »
17 October 2017, 10:30 - eea - Search similar - Email

Shaping the future of energy in Europe

In many ways energy powers our lives and we depend on a reliable supply of energy at an affordable price, but at what cost to our environment? The European Environment Agency’s (EEA) Signals 2017 published today looks into Europe’s energy system and its transition towards clean, smart and renewable energy. »
30 August 2017, 19:10 - eea - Search similar - Email