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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
European agriculture — 40% of the land — serves societal demands for food production, pollination and energy. Long-observed environmental impacts are mixed: decreasing GHG emissions, less pesticide use but exceedance of nutrients, diffuse pollution to water and dramatic loss of grassland ...
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Cross-country analysis shows a strong correlation of energy use to economic output. Yet in many developed countries energy use has been stable for some decades. In 2012, the citizens of EU-28 countries consumed roughly the same amount of energy as they did in the late-1970s. In the US, energy use per person has changed little in almost half a century, while GDP per person has more than doubled. ‪#‎SOER‬
Global use of material resources has increased ten-fold since 1900 and is set to double again by 2030. Escalating demand may jeopardise access to some essential resources and cause environmental harm. Uneven geographical distribution of some resources could further increase price volatility, ...
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Climate change is expected increasingly to threaten natural ecosystems and biodiversity, slow economic growth, erode global food security, harm human health and increase inequality. Read more in ‪#‎SOER‬
Recent changes in the global climate are unprecedented over millennia and will continue. Climate change is expected increasingly to threaten natural ecosystems and biodiversity, slow economic growth, erode global food security, harm human health and increase inequality.
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World economic output is projected to treble between 2010 and 2050. Rapid economic growth in recent decades has brought reductions in global poverty and increases in well-being but economic growth is also linked to growing inequality and escalating environmental pressures. ‪#‎SOER‬
Economic output is projected to treble between 2010 and 2050, although growth is expected to decelerate in many countries as they become more prosperous. Rapid economic growth has brought reductions in global poverty and increases in well-being but it is also linked to growing inequality and ...
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The global burden from non-communicable disease now outweighs that from communicable disease. Around 25 % of the burden of disease and deaths is attributable to environmental causes. Urban air pollution is set to become the main environmental cause of premature mortality worldwide in 2050. ‪#‎SOER‬
The global burden from non-communicable disease now outweighs that from communicable disease. However, the threat of global pandemics continues, partly driven by increasing mobility. Around 25 % of the burden of disease and deaths is attributable to environmental causes.
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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
European systems of production and consumption generate diverse environmental, social and economic impacts — supporting livelihoods globally but also creating significant environmental pressures. Household consumption expenditure in Europe increased by 23% in 1996–2012, contributing to increases ...
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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
Seas and oceans act as a coherent ecosystem. Across all of Europe's regional seas, marine biodiversity is in poor condition: only 7% of marine species assessments indicate 'favourable conservation status'. Effects of climate change (e.g. acidification) add to the cumulative impacts.
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Developing regions are rapidly increasing their share of global economic output, trade and investment. For Europe, this rebalancing presents competitive threats but also economic opportunities in meeting the demand of a fast growing global middle class. ‪#‎SOER‬ Global megatrends.
Driven by structural change, fast-growing workforces and trade liberalisation, developing regions are rapidly increasing their share of global economic output, trade and investment. For Europe, this rebalancing presents competitive threats but also economic opportunities in meeting the demand of ...
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Individual countries may lack incentives to protect global public goods, such as rainforests, because the benefits that they provide, such as storing carbon and hosting biodiversity, are very widely distributed and long term compared to the short-term financial gains that other land uses could generate.
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In the context of rapid globalisation, governments are facing a mismatch between the increasingly long-term, global, systemic challenges facing society and their more national and short-term focus and powers. The need for more coordinated governance at the global scale has been reflected in the ...
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New technologies have a part to play in the shift towards ‪#‎resource‬-efficient, low-carbon economies. Since 1990s environment-related patent applications in Europe went up, especially emission mitigation and energy. ‪#‎SOER‬ http://goo.gl/q8l9v7
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"Human health and well-being are intimately linked to the state of the environment. Good quality natural environments can provide multiple benefits to physical, mental and social well-being." ‪#‎SOER‬
5.1 Human well-being critically depends on a healthy environment. Human health and well-being are intimately linked to the state of the environment. Good quality natural environments can provide multiple benefits to physical, mental and social well-being. However, environmental degradation ...
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The European Environment Agency (EEA) is an agency of the European Union. Our task is to provide sound, independent information on the environment. We are a major information source for those involved in developing, adopting, implementing and evaluating environmental policy, and also the general public. Currently, the EEA has 33 member countries.