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Europe's environment: the second assessment

The European Environment Agency (EEA) has produced the second report on the state of Europe's environment. This report is the follow-up to the Dobris Report of 1995, and was presented to Europe's Environment Ministers at their meeting in Copenhagen in June 1998. It provides a...

The European Environment Agency (EEA) has produced the second report on the state of Europe's environment. This report is the follow-up to the Dobris Report of 1995, and was presented to Europe's Environment Ministers at their meeting in Copenhagen in June 1998. It provides an assessment of the state of the environment throughout Europe, concentrating on the 12 key environmental problems covered by the earlier report, as well as identifying the main socio-economic driving forces exerting pressure on the European environment. The report, while presenting a clear picture of the changing state of the environment, identifies progress made with the main European environmental problems and the key areas where further action is needed. It was prepared by the EEA, with the assistance of many environmental experts throughout Europe. The difficulties in collecting harmonized data on the environment have not yet been overcome, despite the priority given to this under the Environmental Programme for Europe (EPE). The lack of resources for the preparation of the report also means that the coverage of countries varies throughout the report and a bias towards Western Europe could not be avoided.

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