Focus: Environment in Europe 2015

03.03.2015 - The European Environment Agency (EEA) has published 'The European environment – state and outlook 2015' report on 3 March 2015. SOER 2015 provides a comprehensive, integrated assessment of the European environment's state, trends and prospects in a global context. As a member of the EEA, Switzerland has participated in this publication for the second time.

Today, Europeans enjoy cleaner air and water, less waste is sent to landfill and more resources are recycled. However, Europe remains a long way from achieving the objective of ‘living well within the limits of the planet' by 2050. Europe still faces a range of persistent and growing environmental challenges. Addressing them will require fundamental changes in the systems of production and consumption that are the root cause of environmental problems.

These are some of the key messages from the European Environment Agency's five-yearly assessment ‘The European environment - state and outlook 2015' (SOER 2015), published on 3 March 2015.

Environmental Report EEA 2015
Environmental Report EEA 2015

About SOER 2015 

‘The European environment - state and outlook 2015' is made up of two reports and 87 online briefings:

the ‘Synthesis' report 

  • the ‘Assessment of global megatrends' report
  • 11 global megatrends briefings
  • 25 thematic briefings
  • 9 cross-country comparison briefings
  • 39 country briefings (based on national state of environment reports) and 3regional briefings.

Last modification 03.03.2015

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