This is the third pan-European state of the environment report produced by the EEA. It was prepared for the 'Environment for Europe' Ministerial Conference being held under the auspices of the UN Economic Commission for Europe in Kiev, Ukraine on 21-23 May 2003. This assessment is the most comprehensive up-to-date overview currently available of the state of the environment on this continent. In contrast to previous reports issued in 1995 and 1998, it covers for the first time the entire Russian Federation and the 11 other Eastern European, Caucasus and Central Asian (EECCA) states. The report also analyses how the main economic driving forces put pressure on the European environment and identifies key areas where further action is needed.
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Close to 40 percent of Americans live in states and regions where growth-management planning has reduced housing affordability. According to a new study by the Cato Institute, such planning is the primary cause of the recent housing bubble.
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S Ramage, 1Spatial - Member of the AGI Working Group for INSPIRE, OGC Europe Forum and ePSIplus contributor. Scotland is uniquely positioned to become the leading regional entity in Great Britain. The importance of federalism is self-evident to those in the European Community. This paper examines the opportunity to use spatial data to create an effective regional entity in Scotland. The paper examines the experiences in Australia and Northern Ireland. It attempts to draw on the experiences particularly from Northern Ireland and draw some generic conclusions.
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