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Caring for our future - Action for Europe's environment

The European Commission, supported by the European Environment Agency, has just released a new publication, "Caring for our future - Action for Europe's environment", which details 25 major environmental issues facing Europe today.

The publication, officially launched at the ...
The European Commission, supported by the European Environment Agency, has just released a new publication, "Caring for our future - Action for Europe's environment", which details 25 major environmental issues facing Europe today.

The publication, officially launched at the Frankfurt Book Fair on 17 October 1997, provides a review of the current state of the environment and the measures taken at European level. High-profile issues relating to energy, transport and climate change are discussed, as well as less familiar subjects such as biodiversity, chemicals and genetically modified organisms. Readers will learn, for example, about the inability of the Earth's atmosphere to disperse pollutants from the air above cities in either winter or summer, and the central role of cars in contributing to deteriorating air quality. The consequences of the destruction of species and ecosystems, through the needs of agriculture and a consumer population, are also explained.

"Caring for our future - Action for Europe's environment" will provide a useful tool for the committed or academic environmentalist and an essential reference document for the general reader. European Environment Commissioner, Ritt Bjerregaard, hopes that it will enable European citizens to form a critical view of their own actions, the issues at stake and the responsibilities attached.

Fully illustrated in colour throughout its 140 pages, this important new book provides a full glossary of terms used, reference sources for more information and is printed on recycled paper.

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