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  • Fluorinated greenhouse gases 2015

    Fluorinated greenhouse gases 2015

    Summary of data reported by companies on the production, import and export of fluorinated greenhouse gases in the European Union Background and policy International policy The greenhouse gases addressed by the United Nations Framework Convention ...

  • Fluorinated greenhouse gases 2014

    Fluorinated greenhouse gases 2014

    Summary of data reported by companies on the production, import and export of fluorinated greenhouse gases in the European Union. This report is based on submissions for 2014, the first reporting year under the new F-Gas Regulation 517/2014. The new ...

  • Linking in situ vegetation data to the EUNIS habitat classification: results for forest habitats

    Linking in situ vegetation data to the EUNIS habitat classification: results for forest habitats

    The EUNIS habitat classification provides the context for a number of policy-related ecosystem and habitat assessments, and is a European reference to which other national or regional classifications can be cross‑referenced when sharing ...

  • Water-retention potential of Europe`s forests

    Water-retention potential of Europe`s forests

    A European overview to support natural water-retention measures One third of European territory is covered by forests (210 million ha). Approximately 296 million European inhabitants live in — or close to — forests. European forests are ...

  • State of nature in the EU - Results from reporting under the nature directives 2007–2012

    State of nature in the EU - Results from reporting under the nature directives 2007–2012

    This report describing the state of nature in the EU is based on reports from Member States under the Birds (2009/147/EC) and the Habitats (92/43/EEC) directives and on subsequent assessments at EU or EU biogeographical levels. This is the first ...

  • Fluorinated greenhouse gases 2013

    Fluorinated greenhouse gases 2013

    Aggregated data reported by companies on the production, import and export of fluorinated greenhouse gases in the European Union. Background and policy The greenhouse gases (GHGs) covered by the UNFCCC Kyoto Protocol include three groups of ...

  • Developing a forest naturalness indicator for Europe - Concept and methodology for a high nature value (HNV) forest indicator

    Developing a forest naturalness indicator for Europe - Concept and methodology for a high nature value (HNV) forest indicator

    Background In Europe, forests cover around 40 % of the land area (190 million ha), making Europe one of the most forest-rich regions in the world. Forests are important habitats for many species of wildlife. Yet, forestry can also have negative ...

  • Eionet priority data flows, May 2013 – April 2014

    Eionet priority data flows, May 2013 – April 2014

    Overall approach for scoring The evaluation of the overall country performance is based on simple scoring rules: for each data flow, the maximum score is 3 points and the minimum score is – 1 point (see the detailed evaluation criteria on ...

  • Fluorinated greenhouse gases 2012

    Fluorinated greenhouse gases 2012

    Data reported by companies on the production, import and export of fluorinated greenhouse gases in the European Union Background Greenhouse gases covered by the UNFCCC Kyoto Protocol include amongst others, three groups of fluorinated greenhouse ...

  • Eionet priority data flows, May 2012–April 2013

    Eionet priority data flows, May 2012–April 2013

    Overall approach for scoring The evaluation of the overall country performance is based on simple scoring rules: for each data flow, the maximum score is 3 points and the minimum score is – 1 point (see the detailed evaluation criteria on ...

  • The European Grassland Butterfly Indicator: 1990–2011

    The European Grassland Butterfly Indicator: 1990–2011

    This report presents the European Grassland Butterfly Indicator, based on national Butterfly Monitoring Schemes (BMS) in 19 countries across Europe, most of them in the European Union. The indicator shows that since 1990 till 2011 butterfly ...

  • Coming home to roost!

    Coming home to roost!

    The Pannonian biogeographical region is one of nine regions of Europe included in the EU Habitats Directive. It stretches from south of Timisoara along the Romanian West Plain to the Hungarian.Ukranian border in the east across Hungary to the border ...

  • Nets, nature and national parks

    Nets, nature and national parks

    Invitation to Bohuslän by Evert Taube Like blue-grey swell the Bohus mountains roll in desolate majesty against the rim of the Sea. But between its ancient bare hills is fertile land and ancient pastures. Here penetrates the Skagerrak with ...

  • Wolf, bird and bread!

    Wolf, bird and bread!

    Eyüp Yüksel was relaxing in Ankara on a warm autumn day in 2000, drinking tea from a traditional glass cup, when he heard the news that Tuz Gölü — Lake Tuz or Salt Lake — had been declared a protected area. As one of ...

  • Fluorinated greenhouse gases 2011

    Fluorinated greenhouse gases 2011

    Greenhouse gases covered by the UNFCCC Kyoto Protocol include amongst others, three groups of fluorinated greenhouse gases (the so-called `F-gases`): hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), perfluorocarbons (PFCs) and sulphur hexafluoride (SF6). These F-gases ...

  • It`s beautiful!

    It`s beautiful!

    It`s not quite five in the morning and we`re walking along a track in the forest. The moon is high in the sky and provides enough light for us to see where we are going. A wolf howls in the distance. We have come to Poland`s Białowieża ...

  • Eionet priority data flows, May 2011–April 2012

    Eionet priority data flows, May 2011–April 2012

    Overall approach for scoring The evaluation of the overall country performance is based on simple scoring rules: for each data flow, the maximum score is 3 points and the minimum score is – 1 point (see the detailed evaluation criteria on ...

  • EEA Signals 2012 – Building the future we want

    EEA Signals 2012 – Building the future we want

    Greening our economy Most people will remember 2011 as a year of financial turmoil, the Japanese earthquake-tsunami-nuclear disaster, country bailouts in Europe and mass protests linked to the Arab Spring, the Occupy Wall Street movement and the ...

  • Forests, health and climate change

    Forests, health and climate change

    Forests are essential to our survival and well-being. Forests clean our air, our water, our soil and they regulate our climate, amongst many other things. Trees and forests are not always associated with urban landscapes. However, there too they ...

  • Europe`s forests at a glance — a breath of fresh air in a changing climate

    Europe`s forests at a glance — a breath of fresh air in a changing climate

    Only healthy forests can supply these multiple forest ecosystem goods and services. Today, forestry in Europe aims at supporting the multiple forest functions by the sustainable management of forest resources. Sustainable forest management (SFM) is ...