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The European Union's environmental policy has already achieved some beneficial results, but much more development is still needed in this field. Despite a series of common energy programmes, renewable energy sources are developing slowly because of higher costs, operating constraints and difficulties in getting beyond the trial stage. Other solutions include bio-combustibles, solar energy, forestry waste and wind-farms. Tackling climate change in an effective manner will require a high level of international co-operation. The EU is committed to reducing its greenhouse gas emissions. Member States and the EU face the challenge of convincing car users to leave their cars at home and choose other options. Public transport providers and local planners must provide attractive and environmentally friendly alternatives. The fight against water pollution was one of the very first policies to be taken in hand by Europe. Air pollution and water contamination can all be tackled at source, while appropriate technical measures can address the various problems they create. The European goal is to reduce domestic consumption of energy, water and transport by encouraging households to adopt habits that are more in line with the principle of sustainable development. Adopting international rules to limit waste shipments is vital if we want to prevent the most hazardous waste products from being systematically shipped to the regions with the most lax environmental regimes. Although recycling has undoubtedly been a success, the progress it has achieved has largely been cancelled out by the rapid growth in the volume of hazardous waste.
Environment 2000 Sunset on the European coast. The earth is a fragile inheritance.
Ref: P-006395 /00-1
Date: 27/03/2000
Environment 2000 Wind turbines in Douglas, Central Scotland - harnessing wind energy. ...
Ref: P-006395 /00-2
Date: 27/03/2000
Environment 2000 Lorraine, France. In what condition will this pure, clear water reach ...
Ref: P-006395 /00-3
Date: 27/03/2000
Environment 2000 Factories in Great Britain.
Ref: P-006395 /00-4
Date: 27/03/2000
Environment 2000 City entrance, Northern Europe. The use of private cars in city ...
Ref: P-006395 /00-5
Date: 27/03/2000
Environment 2000 Drought has always been one of the biggest problems in agriculture.
Ref: P-006395 /00-6
Date: 27/03/2000
Environment 2000 Leaded petrol is condemned to disappear.
Ref: P-006395 /00-8
Date: 27/03/2000
Environment 2000 Antarctic : no region on our planet is exempt from waste.
Ref: P-006395 /00-9
Date: 27/03/2000

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Mon 06/07
European Commission - Press release Brussels, 06 July 2015 Today, European Commissioner for International Cooperation and Development, Neven Mimica, co-signed new regional funding for cooperation with representatives of regional organisations from West Africa, covering the time until 2020.
Mon 06/07
European Commission - Fact Sheet Addis Ababa Brussels, 06 July 2015 The context of the conference: the post-2015 agenda From 13 to 16 July 2015 the international community will gather in Addis Ababa for the Third International Conference on Financing for Development.
Mon 06/07
European Commission - Daily News Daily News 06 / 07 / 2015 Brussels, 06 July 2015 West Africa to receive €1.15 billion of new EU support Today, European Commissioner for International Cooperation and Development, Neven Mimica, co-signed new regional funding for cooperation with representatives of regional organisations from West Africa,...
Mon 06/07
European Commission - Speech - [Check Against Delivery] Strasbourg, 06 July 2015 Opening remarks by First Vice-President Frans Timmermans in the European Parliament plenary debate on the Sirpa Pietikäinen report   Thank you Mr President.
Mon 06/07
European Commission - Speech - [Check Against Delivery] New York, 06 July 2015 Karmenu Vella, Commissioner for Environment, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries Speech at the UN High Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development In 2015, we have a historic opportunity to change the world.
Mon 06/07
European Commission - Statement 06 July 2015 Good afternoon, The European Commission takes note of the result of yesterday's referendum in Greece. We respect the democratic choice of the Greek people. The 'no' result unfortunately widens the gap between Greece and other Eurozone countries.
Sun 05/07
European Commission - Statement Statement Statement Brussels, 05 July 2015 The European Commission takes note of and respects the result of the referendum in Greece.   President Juncker is consulting tonight and tomorrow with the democratically elected leaders of the other 18 Eurozone members as well as with the Heads...
Fri 03/07
European Commission - Top news Brussels, 03 July 2015 The Commission's weekly "Top News", normally published on Fridays at 12.00, is currently being revamped in order to make it more flexible, digital and efficient in the current highly dynamic news context.
Fri 03/07
European Commission - Commissioners' weekly activities Brussels, 03 July 2015 (Susceptible de modifications en cours de semaine) Déplacements et visites Lundi 6 juillet European Parliament plenary session, in Strasbourg (06-09/07). Informal Sport Council, in Luxembourg. Mr Günther Oettinger participates in the Bayern Innovativ - Automotive annual congress, in Munich.
Fri 03/07
European - Press release Commission Brussels, 03 July 2015 As millions of European citizens will be travelling during the summer period, today the Commission is calling for better application and enforcement of passenger rights legislation in the European Union.

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