The new European Environment Agency (EEA) report ‘EEA Signals 2020 – Towards zero pollution in Europe’ looks at the pollution challenge in Europe from different angles as well as opportunities to clean up and prevent pollution. The report presents an overview of air, water and soil pollution as well as other angles to the topic, based on previously published EEA information and data.
‘’ looks at different types of pollution and their sources. The report presents measures to improve air quality, which would improve people’s health, main pressures on Europe’s freshwater bodies and seas, and how soil pollution is still a wide-spread and growing problem.
The report presents an overview of trends in industrial pollution and how synthetic chemicals and environmental noise affect European’s health.
Earlier this month, the European Commission launched their roadmap on an EU Action Plan “Towards a Zero Pollution Ambition for air, water and soil – building a Healthier Planet for Healthier People”. The roadmap, which is open for public feedback until 29 October 2020, outlines EU plans to achieve zero pollution by better preventing, remedying, monitoring and reporting on pollution.
The EEA Signals report is an annual publication, consisting of a series of short articles, that looks at key issues related to the environment and climate. Recent EEA Signals reports have looked at soil (2019), water (2018), and energy (2017).