EU Transport Emissions Ticked Up in 2015

Greenhouse gas emissions from transport across the EU grew by 0.5 per cent in 2015, bucking a five year downward trend, latest statistics reveal. European Environment Agency (EEA) figures published yesterday suggest the rise in emissions was largely driven by an increase in both passenger and freight road transport, as well as slightly colder winter …

What Does Nature Mean to you? NATURE@work Photo Competition Launched

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 …

EU on Track to Meet 2020 Renewable Energy Targets

The European Union (EU) is on track to meet its target of sourcing 20 per cent of its energy from renewables by 2020, according to a new report. The European Environment Agency’s new report “Renewable energy in Europe 2017: recent growth and knock-on effects” outlines that renewables’ contribution to the EU’s energy mix is approaching …

Report: Renewables Knock 10 Per Cent off EU Carbon Emissions

The EU is on track to meet its goal of sourcing 20 per cent of its energy from renewable sources and is successfully displacing fossil fuels through its increased use of renewables. That is the conclusion of a new report from the European Environment Agency which details how renewables’ share ot the European energy mix …

UK Has Second-Highest Number of Deaths From NO2 Pollution in Europe

The UK is second only to Italy in Europe for the highest number of annual deaths from a major air pollutant, a report has found just days after a court gave UK ministers a deadline for drawing up a stronger air quality plan. The European Environment Agency said the UK had 11,940 premature deaths from …

Dutch Unveil Giant Outside Vacuum Cleaner to Filter Dirty Air

Dutch inventors have unveiled what they called the world’s first giant outside air vacuum cleaner – a large purifying system intended to filter out toxic tiny particles from the atmosphere surrounding the machine. “It’s a large industrial filter about eight metres long, made of steel … placed basically on top of buildings and it works …

Clean air takes centre stage at Sarajevo Film Festival

Second annual Enviro Day sees the UN Environment Programme and Sarajevo Film Festival join forces to raise awareness of the importance of clean air in Bosnia and Herzegovina – home to some of Europe’s most polluted cities. Poor air quality is responsible for 44,000 years of life being lost in Bosnia and Herzegovina every year, …