Merry Christmas....

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Butterflies or business - Europe can have both!

The European Environment Agency (EEA) released today its fourth Environment State and Outlook report — SOER 2010 — a comprehensive assessment of how and why Europe’s environment is changing, and what we are doing about it.


Providing advice in Croatia and the Ukraine for the first time

Focusing on criminal law and eco-audit. Practical enforcement of environmental legislation, with instruments of criminal law, is at the core of the project in Croatia.


Establishing public structures for the environment in South-east Europe

Umweltbundesamt experts have been transferring their know-how in environmental matters to administrations in South-east Europe for more than 10 years, for example in Bulgaria where five projects were completed in October 2010.


Greenhouse gas emissions in Europe

More than half way to the 20% target by 2020. The European Union's greenhouse gas inventory report, compiled by the European Environment Agency (EEA), shows that emissions have not only continued their downward trend in 2008, but have also picked up pace.


Serbian nature values on the way into the European Natura 2000-Network

In the next two years experts from Serbia, Austria and five other EU Member States will cooperate to integrate the most valuable Serbian ecosystems into the European network of protected areas, the so-called Natura 2000-network.


Biodiversity, Climate Change and You

EEA Signals 2010: stories about people and their environment. EEA Signals 2010 tells six stories about people and the environmental issues they live with today. These ‘eyewitnesses’ invite you on a journey to both familiar and distant places....



After the successful debut in 2008 envietech 2010 made again at the Austria Center Vienna on 4 – 5 February Vienna a platform for environmental technology and showed current trends and concepts for future-oriented solutions.


Ten years of exporting know-how

For more than ten years Umweltbundesamt has been active in Central and Eastern Europe. And the record is pretty impressive: With 85 Twinning projects it is obvious how much demand there is for the know-how of Umweltbundesamt experts in the field of administrative institution building and the implementation of EU legislation


Greenhouse gas balance 2008: falling trend continues

One can see that the efforts undertaken in the last few years are taking hold and beginning to be effective, but it’s beyond any doubt that it’s not enough.