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The Alps are among the richest regions of Europe in terms ecosystems and species. What are the key environmental challenges the region face and how could they be addressed? Check out our new pages on the Alpine region which look at issues such as tourism, climate change and water management: goo.gl/5ZBnYw
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Climate agreement: towards a low-carbon, climate resilient world

The December issue of the EEA's newsletter is out. Check out the EEA's latest updates on Europe's environment...
http://goo.gl/B4Sg5h
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What comes to your mind when you think of nature, economy and well-being? This was the question our photography competition ‪#‎Picture2050‬ asked Europeans. An external jury and the public selected the five winning entries among hundreds submitted from across Europe. Take a look at the winners. http://goo.gl/TGyi3d
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Nature can actually help reduce the impacts of climate change. A new report by the European Environment Agency explores how ‘green infrastructure’ can help Europe prepare for and reduce the loss from weather- and climate-related hazards.
http://goo.gl/VKGNmk

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What comes to your mind when you think of nature, economy and well-being? Check out the finalists of our photo competition 'Picture2050' and pick your favourites. 

Your votes will determine the winner of the Public's Choice Award.

http://goo.gl/ZFs3nq
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In Europe, protected ‪#‎forest‬ areas account for more than 45% of the Natura 2000 protected areas, 31% of the national designated protected areas, and about 12% of the total #forest area. Despite efforts to halt loss of ‪#‎biodiversity‬, 80% of forest habitat assessments still show an unfavourable conservation status. ‪#‎SOER‬

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What comes to mind when you think of nature, the economy and well-being? 

Share your views in our new photo competition ‘Picture2050 – Living well, within the limits of our planet’! 

http://goo.gl/vWg7mV
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#‎Emissions‬ released outside the EU due to EU domestic final demand rose from 13% in 1995 to 24% in 1998. Imports of clothing accounted for 87% of expenditure on clothing, while that on electronic and electical products accounted for 74% of expenditure on such products in 2012. ‪#‎SOER‬

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Agriculture in Europe: decreasing greenhouse gas emissions and less pesticides but still an exceedance of nutrients, water pollution and loss of ‪#‎biodiversity‬. Since 1990, emissions from the agricultural sector in Europe have declined by 22%. However, in the same period, farmland bird populations have declined by 30% and grassland butterfly populations by 50%. ‪#‎SOER‬

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Despite a scarcity of available information on EU ‪#‎marine‬ ‪#‎biodiversity‬ as an indicator for patterns of change in the seas, observations show that many marine species across European seas continue to experience a decrease in population size as well as a loss of distribution range and habitat due to impacts from human pressures. ‪#‎SOER‬
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