Agence européenne pour l’environnement
- noise indicators, noise reduction, railway noise, noise exposure, aircraft noise, transport noise, noise pollution, road traffic noise, environmental health, airport noise, 7th environmental action programme
With an estimated 100 million Europeans affected by harmful levels, road traffic is by far the largest source of noise pollution in Europe, according to a new assessment published by the European Environment Agency (EEA) today.
- car industry, car ghg emissions, vehicle emissions testing, car emissions, fuel efficiency, vehicle emissions
The fuel efficiency of new cars sold in the European Union (EU) continued to improve last year but at a slower rate. In fact, the 1.4 grammes (g) of carbon dioxide (CO2) per kilometre (km) reduction compared to 2015 constitutes the smallest annual improvement recorded over the last decade, according to provisional data published today by the European Environment Agency (EEA).
- solar energy, greenhouse gas emissions, low-carbon economy, clean energy, renewable sources, renewable energy, carbon lock-in, biomass energy, renewable energy sources, wind energy, renewable energy targets
Wind, solar and other renewable energy sources are steadily increasing their share in energy consumption across the European Union, further reducing the need for CO2-emitting fossil fuel energy, according to a report published by the European Environment Agency (EEA) today. This trend is driving down greenhouse gas emissions from electricity generation, buildings’ heating and cooling, and transport.
- natura 2000 (n2k), nature conservation, natural capital, habitats directive, birds directive, natural heritage, high nature value
Nature works hard to protect us and to sustain our everyday lives — a fact that is often under-appreciated. But it plays a vital role, providing clean air, clean drinking water, clothing, food and raw materials we use to build shelter. Other benefits are not so well known, such as the role nature plays in alleviating the effects of climate change. To highlight the important role nature plays in our lives, the European Environment Agency (EEA) invites you to participate in capturing how nature benefits you through the ‘NATURE@work’ photography competition.
- climate change impacts, urban adaptation, crowdfunding, extreme weather and climate, cities resilient, green bonds, climate change adaptation, financing climate change adaptation, green infrastructure
Despite budgetary challenges, cities and towns across Europe are taking action to put in place measures that will help them adapt to the impacts of climate change. A new European Environment Agency (EEA) report released today highlights the opportunities open to municipalities to share best practices and how they can support projects like green roofs or expanding city parks to help alleviate the negative effects of climate change.
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