Covenant of Mayors: The Greenhouse Gas Emissions Achievements and Projections

The JRC analysis of the Sustainable Energy Action Plans points out that the CoM signatories’ ambition is to reduce GHG emissions in 2020 by 27%, well above the minimum target of 20%. In European Union Member States, it is estimated that CoM signatories (covering 31% of the EU-28 population in 2014) may represent 31% to […]

EU emission inventory report 1990–2013 under the UNECE Convention on Long-range Transboundary Air Pollution (LRTAP)

Published by EEA (European Environment Agency) Published: 02 Jul 2015 Temporal coverage: 1990-2013 Content Long-range Transboundary Air Pollution (LRTAP) report 1990-2013.pdf Annex A: European Union LRTAP emission data (NFR) Annex B: EU NOx emissions 1987-1989 Annex C: European Union key category analysis Annex D: EU gap-filled inventory Annex E: Projections submitted by Member States Annex […]

Benchmarking of regional energy and GHG emissions monitoring in France

(National Energy Agency of France) launched in 2013 a census and benchmarking of regional energy and GHG emissions monitoring initiatives throughout France. The study provides a benchmark of regional monitoring systems and a synthesis of strategic needs and recommendations. Read the report (Sept. 2014), available in French: Etude comparative des dispositifs d’observations régionaux énergie et […]

ENERGee Watch regional GHG & energy data – FIRST BROCHURE 2013 out now!

ENERGee Watch is the European network of regional GHG emissions and energy data Observatories. This initiative derives from the INTERREG IVC project CLIMACT Regions which identified in 2012 more than 20 regional GHG and energy observatories, some of which decided to join forces in this platform to better share experiences and methodologies in monitoring.Monitoring regional […]

Rhone-Alpes GHG & Energy Observatory publishes Key Figures for 2010-11 (May 2013)

Created in 2002, OREGES is the Greenhouse gas and energy observatory of the Rhône-Alpes Region.Its steering committee is co-chaired by the State and the Region, and is financed by the regional Council of Rhône-Alpes and the ADEME (French environment and energy management agency). The work is conducted by two technical organizations: Rhônalpénergie-Environnement (since 2002) and […]

BioGrace project – Aligning GHG emission calculations in Europe

The BioGrace greenhouse gas (GHG) CALCULATION TOOL has been recognised as a voluntary scheme by the European Commission. It is in line with the sustainability criteria of the Renewable Energy Directive (2009/28/EC, RED) which are equally stated in the Fuel Quality Directive (2009/30/EC). The recognition is based on RED Article 18 (4-6) and refers to […]

Late lessons from early warnings: science, precaution, innovation

The 2013 Late lessons from early warnings report is the second of its type produced by the European Environment Agency (EEA) in collaboration with a broad range of external authors and peer reviewers. The case studies across both volumes of Late lessons from early warnings cover a diverse range of chemical and technological innovations, and highlight a number of systemic problems.

04/02/2013 – European Commission Resource Efficiency Indicators Report

Resource efficiency is one of the most important challenges faced today by the European Union (EU), and the wider global community. It forms a central pillar of Europe 2020, the EU’s growth strategy for the coming decade towards a smart, sustainable and inclusive economy.

EEA Signals 2013 – Every breath we take

Improving air quality in Europe: Signals 2013 focuses on Europe’s air. This year’s edition tries to explain the current state of air quality in Europe, where they come from, how air pollutants form, and how they affect our health and the environment. It also gives an overview of the way we build our knowledge on air, and how we tackle air pollution through a wide range of policies and measures.

Climate change, impacts and vulnerability in Europe 2012

This European Environment Agency (EEA) report presents information on past and projected climate change and related impacts in Europe, based on a range of indicators. The report also assesses the vulnerability of society, human health and ecosystems in Europe and identifies those regions in Europe most at risk from climate change.