Significant Progress in Expanding Protected Nature Sites in Eastern Europe

The EEA’s briefing ‘Protected areas in the Eastern Partnership countries‘ found that between 2000 and 2019 coverage of nationally protected areas were expanded in all six partnership countries which includes Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine. Thanks to the European Commission’s financial and Council of Europe’s technical support, 561 so-called …

Eco Start Project

Organic fruits, vegetables and herbs have become very popular on the market in recent years, so has the need for their production. Recognizing the importance of this trend, land potential in their environent, as well as the needs of their fellow citizens, the Women’s Association “Vukovar” once again made good …

Kigali Amendment Hits Milestone 100th Ratification, Boosting Climate Action

The Kigali Amendment to the Montreal Protocol, an international agreement to cut the use of climate-warming hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), has reached a major milestone, with Liberia becoming the 100th nation to ratify the Amendment, providing a welcome boost to global climate action. The Amendment targets a massive reduction in the use …

Spain Just Closed 47% of Its Coal Power Plants, and Will Be 73% Soon

Sometimes it feels like the world is asleep and not jumping on the tremendous potential of low-cost solar power and low-cost wind power to stop global heating and catastrophic climate change. Sometimes you want to jump up and clap with enthusiasm at strong actions moving us forward. Luckily, this story …

Greater Circularity in the Buildings Sector Can Lead to Major Cuts in Greenhouse Gas...

Improving efficiency and reuse of materials to construct houses and other buildings can open significant new opportunities to further reducing greenhouse gas emissions, according to a European Environment Agency (EEA) briefing released today. The EEA briefing, ‘Cutting greenhouse gas emissions through circular economy actions in the buildings sector Briefing Cutting …

EU Met Air Pollution Limits for Four Key Pollutants, Including Ammonia, in 2018

In 2018, the European Union met all air pollution limit ceilings set for total emissions of the four key pollutants monitored under EU rules. Emissions of nitrogen oxides and ammonia levelled off after five years of increases, according to updated data released by the European Environment Agency (EEA). The news …