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Tuesday, November 6th, 2007

2006 European Environment Policy Review

In 2006, the EU’s long term environment policy framework was consolidated with adoption of its revised Sustainable Development Strategy and the REACH regulation. It has solid popular support with 72 %1 of citizens in favour of more decision-making at EU level on environmental protection. Four main sets of issues broadly de ned the year. •

Tuesday, November 6th, 2007

Forest Condition Report 2006 for Germany

The results of the 2006 national forest condition survey show little change when compared with those of the previous year. The crown condition of forest trees has been recorded annually since 1984. Crown condition assessment is part of a harmonised European system of environmental forestry monitoring which is the only one of its like in

Tuesday, November 6th, 2007

Perspectives for Germany – Our Strategy for Sustainable Development

The German Federal Government has recognised sustainability as a cross-sectional task and has made it a fundamental principle of its policy. The most im-portant reform projects of this parliamentary term are oriented towards sustainabil-ity. The basis is formed by the consolation of the national budget: with the aim of reducing new borrowing to nil by

Monday, November 5th, 2007

Standards and Guidelines for Sustainable Sites

The Preliminary Report on the Standards and Guidelines for Sustainable Sites is the result of more than a year of work by a diverse group of experts in development, design, construction and maintenance of landscapes.  It is based on a thorough and comprehensive review of the current science as well as best practices in the

Saturday, November 3rd, 2007

UK 2007 Survey of Attitudes and Behaviour in relation to the Environment

A full report of the results from the 2007 Survey of Attitudes and Behaviours in relation to the Environment is released today.  It gives a representative picture of what people in England think, and how they behave, across a range of issues relevant to the environment, including transport and recycling. The results presented here follow

Thursday, November 1st, 2007

Urban Sprawl and Green Urban Areas

In the European Union, about 80% of the population lives in cities and towns. In the next 15 years the population living in urban agglomerations is expected to increase by more than 4%. (EEA, 1999). As a consequence urban settlements are continuing to sprawl, causing land use stress and social inequities.

Thursday, November 1st, 2007

How to analyse Corine Land Cover changes

In order to analyze changes and trends between CLC90 and CLC00, the change database should be used rather than computing differences between CLC90 and CLC00. This report demonstrates the differences that can be found using different methodologies. Download Report (2005) (19 PAGES; 1.35MB PDF)

Thursday, November 1st, 2007

State of the environment in coastal areas of Europe

This report provides information on the state of the environment in the coastal areas of Europe, and provides evidence of the need for a more integrated, long-term approach. Since 1995, concern about the state of Europe’s coastline has led to a number of EU initiatives, which build on the concept of integrated coastal zone management

Thursday, November 1st, 2007

Europe’s environment: the third assessment

Kiev report is the third one in a series of pan-European assessment reports on the state of the environment, called for successive pan-European Ministerial Conferences (1995, 1998, 2003). The Kiev report aims to support the UN-ECE Ministerial Conference “Environment for Europe” to be held in Kiev next May.

Thursday, November 1st, 2007

The Thematic Accuracy of Corine land cover 2000 – Assessment using LUCAS

The purpose of this report is to assess the thematic accuracy of CLC2000 by means of an independent data source, the LUCAS data (not used in the compilation of the target database – CLC2000) and statistical methods homogeneously applied to as many of the participating countries as possible. The purpose of validating geographical data is

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