Environmental policy delivered measurable benefits for the environment, economy and human well-being but there are many challenges still ahead of us – it is one of the conclusions presented by Jock Martin, Head of Programme on Integrated Environmental Assessments, European Environment Agency, during the seminar – national launch of the EEA report “The European Environment 2015. State and Outlook” (SOER 2015).
The EEA The European Environment - State and Outlook 2015 report – SOER 2015 was presented during launch events in Brussels on 3-6 March 2015. The launch conference as well as workshop in the European Parliament was attended by the delegation from the Chief Inspectorate for Environmental Protection.
"Europe's environment and climate policies have delivered substantial benefits, improving the environment and quality of life.. [but] despite these gains, Europe still faces a range of persistent and growing environmental challenges" - the European Environment Agency says in its SOER 2015 report published today. You can observe many positive short-term trends but the long-term perspective is not so encouraging.
The first this year meeting of the National Focal Points for the cooperation with the European Environment Agency within European Information and Observation Network EIONET was held on 17-19 February 2015 in the EEA headquarters in Copenhagen. Preparatory work to the meeting as regards the country involvement, was coordinated by the Polish National Focal Point, the leader in the so-called NFP Troika. The EEA work programme for 2015 includes inter alia The European Environment - State and Outlook 2015 report (SOER 2015) communication activities.