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2016-Oct-28 WISE Bathing Water Directive data request 2016
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2016-Oct-27 WISE SoE data request 2016
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2016-Oct-04 30/09/2016 - Released by EEA: New 2016 version of the EMEP/EEA air pollutant emission inventory guidebook
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2016-Aug-29 29/08/2016 - COPERT5 training workshop, 17+18 October 2016, EEA, Copenhagen
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2016-Jul-22 22/07/2016 ETC/BD Newsletter
  The July 2016 version of the ETC/BD newletter is now available The newsletter aims at providing information on activities led by the Consortium in the framework of the multi-annual European Environment Agency’s Strategy 2014-2018. (More..)
2016-Mar-02 02/03/2016 Job announcement - Ecosystem assessment Officer
  The European Topic Centre on Biological Diversity (ETC/BD) is seeking an "Ecosystem assessment Officer", for its office in Paris. The post starts in July 2016. For further details (More..)
2016-Feb-02 02/02/2016 - Released: ETC/ACM Work Plan 2016
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2016-Jan-12 12/01/2016 EU Biodiversity fact sheets per country are available under the "Country" section of BISE
  For each EU Member States statistics and information related to the implementation of the Nature Directives as well as on the wider biodiversity (More..)
2016-Jan-06 06/01/2016 Factsheets summarizing the results from Article 17 reporting (Habitats Directive) for the period 2007-2012 are now available via the Article 17 webtool and via EUNIS
  From Article 17 webtool: By clicking on ‘Download factsheet’ from the pages giving the species and habitat assessments at EU biogeographical level (More..)
2016-Jan-06 06/01/2016 Results of the Mid-Term review of the EU 2020 Biodiversity Strategy are available through BISE
  An interactive presentation of progress towards each of the 6 EU biodiversity targets and corresponding actions is accessible (More..)
2015-Dec-21 21/12/2015 ETC/BD Newsletter
  The December 2015 version of the ETC/BD newletter is now available The newsletter aims at providing information on activities led by the Consortium in the framework of the multi-annual European Environment Agency’s Strategy 2014-2018. (More..)
2015-Dec-16 UWWTD data request 2015
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2015-Dec-15 CDDA data collection 2016
  EIONET Priority Data Flows 2016 - Nationally designated areas for the Common Database on Designated Areas (CDDA) (More..)
2015-Dec-03 WISE SoE data request 2015
  The 2015 WISE SoE annual data request is the fourteenth formal water data collection in Eionet and will run from 1 December 2015 until 29 February 2016. (More..)
2015-Nov-12 12/11/2015 Award to Dominique Richard and, on her behalf, to the ETC/BD
  Dominique Richard has been awarded the 2015 Grand Binding Prize for nature and environment protection in a ceremony in Vaduz, Liechtenstein on Friday 6 November. The prize was in recognition of her commitment and more broadly of the ETC/BD's work in helping to create the Natura 2000 network of protected areas. (More..)
2015-Oct-30 WISE Bathing Water Directive data request 2015
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2015-Jul-22 22/07/2015 ETC/BD Newsletter
  The July 2015 version of the ETC/BD newletter is now available The newsletter aims at providing information on activities led by the Consortium in the framework of the multi-annual European Environment Agency’s Strategy 2014-2018. (More..)
2015-Jul-16 16/07/2015 Job announcement - Biodiversity information Officer
  The ETC/BD is seeking a 'Biodiversity information Officer' for its office in Paris. The position starts as early as possible in autumn 2015. For further details (More..)
2015-May-20 20/05/2015 Reports on the "State of Nature in the European Union" were launched today
  Based on outcomes of the reporting by EU Member States under the two Nature Directives, and with major support from the ETC/BD, the European Environment Agency published a technical report (More..)
2015-Mar-03 03/03/2015 SOER 2015 - The report on 'European environment state and outlook 2015' launched today!
  The State of the environment report is published every five years by the European Environment Agency. The SOER 2015 format consists in (More..)
2015-Feb-11 11/02/2015 - Released: ETC/ACM Work Plan 2015
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2014-Dec-18 18/12/2014 ETC/BD Newsletter
  The December 2014 version of the ETC/BD newletter is now available The newsletter aims at providing information on activities led by the Consortium in the framework of the multi-annual European Environment Agency’s Strategy 2014-2018. The newsletter is produced 2 times a year at regular intervals. (More..)
2014-Dec-08 CDDA data collection 2015
  EIONET Priority Data Flows 2015 - Nationally designated areas for the Common Database on Designated Areas (CDDA) (More..)
2014-Oct-31 WISE Bathing Water Directive data request 2014
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2014-Sep-30 Drinking Water Directive data request 2014
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2014-Sep-04 04/09/2014 - EIONET Air Quality meeting back to back with EIONET Noise workshop
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2014-Sep-01 01/09/2014 Job announcement - EU Nature Directives Reporting Officer - DEADLINE FOR APPLICATION EXTENDED until 19 September, 12.00 am
  The ETC/BD is seeking an 'EU Nature Directives Reporting Officer' for its office in Paris. The position starts as early as possible before end 2014. For further details (More..)
2014-Jul-25 WISE SoE data request 2014
  The 2014 WISE SoE annual data request is the 14th formal water data collection in Eionet and will run from Friday 1 August until Friday, 31 October 2014. (More..)
2014-Jul-25 25/07/2014 ETC/BD Newsletter
  The July 2014 edition of the ETC/BD newletter is now available The newsletter aims at providing information on activities led by the Consortium in the framework of the multi-annual European Environment Agency’s Strategy 2014-2018. The newsletter is produced 2 times a year at regular intervals. (More..)
2014-Jul-01 ETC SCP is now closed
  Please note that the website shows the outcomes of the work done by the ETC/SCP during the period 1 January 2009 to 30 June 2014. (More..)
2014-Jun-29 New study on MSW management capacities in Europe
  New ETC study providing an overview of the current municipal solid waste (MSW) management capacities in Europe. It looks at missing capacities as well as at possible over-capacities – both of which seem to pose relevant risks for the path from a waste disposal system towards a circular economy. I (More..)
2014-Jun-06 New report exploring the role of regional and local authorities in achieving good performance in MSW management.
  This synthesis report and six regional report explore the role of regional and local authorities in achieving good performance in MSW management. (More..)
2014-Jun-02 02/06/2014 The public consultation on species and habitats conservation status under Art. 17 of the Habitats Directive is open!
  Based on the Member States data and assessments reported for the period 2007-2012, the EEA and its ETC on Biological Diversity have produced assessments for each biogeographical or marine region at the EU level based on a methodology agreed with the Member States and the European Commission. A public consultation on these assessments (More..)
2014-May-26 23/05/2014 Revamped versions of BISE and EUNIS portals launched
  In support to the High level Conference on Mapping and Assessment of Ecosystems and their Services (MAES) in Europe held in Brussels on i.e 22/05/2014, Biodiversity day, the BISE portal was upgraded and updated, providing access to information on initiatives on mapping ecosystems and their services (More..)
2014-May-14 Marine Strategy Framework Directive - 2014 data request Article 11
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2014-Mar-17 13/03/2014 - EEA reports exceedances of ozone threshold values for April - September 2013 in the EU
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2014-Mar-10 10/03/2014 - ETC/ACM work plan 2014
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2014-Feb-26 26/02/2014 Terrestrial habitat mapping in Europe: an overview
  There is a long history of mapping both habitats and vegetation, using both field and remote sensing methods in Europe and, largely due to the 1992 EU Habitats Directive, there has been a marked increase in habitat mapping of large areas in the European Union over the past 25 years. This report, initiated by (More..)
2014-Feb-13 CDDA data collection 2014
  EIONET Priority Data Flows 2014 - Nationally designated areas for the Common Database on Designated Areas (CDDA) (More..)
2014-Feb-13 13/02/2014 Job announcement - Agriculture and Forest Ecosystems Officer
  The ETC/BD is seeking an 'Agriculture and Forest Ecosystems Officer' for its office in Paris. The position starts in June 2014. For further details (More..)
2014-Jan-09 09/01/2014 Birds in the European Union - Reporting under Article 12 of the Birds Directive
  Member States have started delivering their reports as required by Article 12 of the Birds Directive. Eighteen Member States delivered by the agreed deadline (31st December) while another country has delivered more recently. The ETC/BD maintains a scoreboard (More..)
2013-Dec-30 New abstracts of waste prevention programmes
  Germany, Latvia and Norway now have their waste prvention programmes in place. English abstracts have been uploaded. (More..)
2013-Dec-28 Approaches to using waste as a resource: Lessons learnt from UK experiences
  New report showing the impact that policy implementation can have on increasing recycling rates where the value of waste is used as a driver. (More..)
2013-Dec-19 19/12/2013 ETC/BD Newsletter
  The December 2013 edition of the ETC/BD newletter is now available The newsletter aims at providing information on activities led by the Consortium in the framework of the multi-annual European Environment Agency’s Strategy 2009-2013. The newsletter is produced 2 times a year at regular intervals. (More..)
2013-Dec-06 UWWTD data request 2013 - "Pilot" MS (SIIFs)
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2013-Dec-06 UWWTD data request 2013 - "non-Pilot" MS (SIIFs)
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2013-Oct-31 WISE Bathing Water Directive data request 2013
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2013-Oct-23 Down-time of IT services 23 Oct from 16:30 Copenhagen time
  We need to do some maintenance work on the storage infrastructure and therefore we foresee that more or less all of the backed infrastructure will be off-line on the 23rd from 16:30 and for most of the evening. This includes all of the public and Eionet websites as well. (More..)
2013-Aug-29 29/08/2013 - Released by EEA: New 2013 version of the EMEP/EEA air pollutant emission inventory guidebook
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2013-Aug-01 WISE SoE data request 2013
  The 2013 WISE SoE annual data request is the thirteenth formal water data collection in Eionet and will run from 1 August until 31 October 2013. (More..)
2013-Jul-25 ETC/SCP Housing Assessment published
  The assessment explores the drivers for, impacts from, and policies addressing housing in Europe, at both the aggregate EU level and for individual EEA member countries. (More..)
2013-Jul-25 An overview of EU environment policy targets and objectives
  European Union legislation has established more than 130 separate environmental targets and objectives to be met between 2010 and 2050. Together, these can provide useful milestones supporting Europe’s transition towards a ‘green economy’, according to a report published by the European Environment Agency (EEA). (More..)
2013-Jul-17 15/07/2013 ETC/BD News letter
  The July 2013 edition of the ETC/BD newletter is now available The newsletter aims at providing information on activities led by the Consortium in the framework of the multi-annual European Environment Agency’s Strategy 2009-2013. The newsletter is produced 2 times a year at regular intervals. (More..)
2013-Jul-02 02/07/2013 Article 17 Deliveries
  Member States have started delivering their reports as obliged under Article 17 of the Habitats Directive. By the deadline of the 1st of July nine Member States had delivered. The ETC/BD has created a scorebord to provide an overview of the state of play of the reporting. (More..)
2013-Jul-01 01/07/2013 Pozdraviti Hrvatsku (Welcome Croatia)
  Pozdraviti Hrvatsku (Welcome Croatia) Croatia joined the EU on the 1st July bringing the number of EU Member States to 28 and adding to the EU’s biodiversity. To reflect this, there have been some additions to the annexes of the Habitats Directive with 2 new habitats added to Annex I and 14 species to Annexes II & IV. Further details are given in the latest Natura 2000 newsletter. Descriptions of the new habitats are included in the latest edition of the Interpretation manual of European Habitats. (More..)
2013-Jun-19 Near real time dataflows on Bathing Water Quality in 2013
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2013-Jun-06 06/06/2013 - Patch DEM 16.1 release
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2013-Jun-04 04/06/2013 - Released: ETC/ACM Technical Paper on analysis of air quality station classification
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2013-May-21 21/05/2013 New edition of the Interpretation Manual of European Union Habitats now available
  A new edition for the EU28 has just been published following its approval by the Habitats Committee last month. The major changes are the addition of 2 new habitats requested by Croatia ('32A0 Tufa cascades of karstic rivers of the Dinaric Alps' and '6540 Sub-Mediterranean grasslands of the Molinio-Hordeion secalini') and a revision of habitat 8140 Eastern Mediterranean screes to cover variation in the west Balkans. The opportunity has been taken to correct EUNIS habitat codes for marine habitat types and to make some other minor corrections. (More..)
2013-May-17 17/05/2013 - Update of the European Pollutant Release and Transfer Register
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2013-Apr-06 Managing municipal solid waste – a review of achievements in 32 European countries
  In 2011, the European Commission and the EEA agreed to enhance efforts to improve knowledge on implementation of waste policies through a joint pilot project. The pilot project includes a task to review municipal solid waste management in EEA member countries, using indicators, country fact sheets and relevant European Commission studies. The ETC/SCP has assisted the EEA in its work and has undertaken the country reviews. (More..)
2013-Feb-04 CDDA data collection 2013 - additional information
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2013-Jan-30 30/01/2013 French translation of the EUNIS classification
  The MNHN has just published a tanslation into French of the EUNIS habitat classifications. The ETC/BD Director Dominique Richard provided a foreword. (More..)
2013-Jan-24 How policy makers can shape the values of European consumers
  This paper argues that since policy makers are already influencing the values and perceptions that influence consumption behaviour, they have the opportunity to take a pro-active stance and develop a cohesive strategy to enable and re-enforce sustainable consumer behaviour through an increased awareness and active use of the evidence and understanding of human culture, especially values and behavioural change. (More..)
2013-Jan-24 Snapshot of the latest academic work on sustainable consumption
  This paper provides a snapshot of the latest (2010-2012) academic work on sustainable consumption, including discourses, trends and lessons. The main focus is on consumer behaviour and sustainable lifestyles, and the relevance of this research for policy making. (More..)
2013-Jan-24 Which factors shape consumption?
  This study reviews evidence on factors that affect consumption so that we can better understand the complexity of consumer behaviour and the issues to be taken into account when devising policies that tackle consumption. (More..)
2013-Jan-22 CDDA data collection 2013
  EIONET Priority Data Flows 2013 - Nationally designated areas for the Common Database on Designated Areas (CDDA) (More..)
2012-Dec-17 17/12/2012 ETC/BD Newsletter
  The December 2012 ETC/BD newletter is now available. (More..)
2012-Nov-26 eNews No 36 out now
  Read about new reports on transboundary shipments of waste reports (More..)
2012-Nov-20 EEA indicators on Generation and recycling of packaging waste (CSI 017/waste 002) - Assessment published Nov 2012
  The ETC/SCP has updated the assessment of the European Environment Agency on generation and recycling of packaging waste. (More..)
2012-Nov-12 Transboundary shipments of waste: Data, environmental impacts and drivers
  This report aims to provide an overview of some of the main aspects of transboundary shipments of waste: Data, environmental impacts and drivers. The focus is on waste types that have to be notified before shipment, primarily all hazardous waste, although the study also includes certain non-notified waste types. (More..)
2012-Nov-08 New working paper on resource taxation published
  The ETC/SCP has prepared the working paper on “Resource taxation and resource efficiency along the value chain of mineral resources” for the EEA under its 2011 work programme as a contribution to the EEA's work on policy analysis and assessment. The paper discusses options of mineral resource taxation schemes aiming to improve resource efficiency. It should be seen in the context of the recently published Roadmap to a Resource Efficient Europe. (More..)
2012-Nov-07 06/11/2012 CDDA 2012 data available
  The latest version of the nationally desinated protected areas in Europe (the CDDA dataset) is available on the EEA data service . The site contains the database, the GIS data and the QA/QC reports (More..)
2012-Oct-31 WISE Bathing Water Directive data request 2012
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2012-Oct-23 23/10/2012 EEA Protected Areas report
  The EEA has just published 'Protected Areas in Europe- an overview'. The report provides a comprehensive overview of the current state of protected areas and aims to assist policy makers and the wider public in understanding the complexity of the current systems of protected areas. This report was the result of several months of collaborative and very productive work amongst the ETC/BD and the EEA. (More..)
2012-Oct-22 22/10/2012 Environmental indicator report 2012
  See how the work on Article 17/ Natura 2000/SEBI/ Baseline and in general BDC content is being used for EEA key products such as this Environmental indicator report (More..)
2012-Oct-16 16/10/2012 Satisfied with the EEA? Take the survey to have your say
  Satisfied with the EEA? Take the survey to have your say. The EEA is about to undertake a thorough evaluation of its work and services. This is done to assess how effective and efficient the Agency is (More..)
2012-Sep-20 20/09/2012 'Streamlining European biodiversity indicators 2020: Building a future on lessons learnt from the SEBI 2010 proces
  The EEA have recently launched 'Streamlining European biodiversity indicators 2020: Building a future on lessons learnt from the SEBI 2010 process". Sophie Conde from the Core Team, Ben Delbaere, Lawrence Jones-Walters, Amor Torre-Marín (all from our partner ECNC) were the key contributors to this report. (More..)
2012-Aug-01 WISE SoE data request 2012
  The 2012 WISE SoE annual data request is the twelfth formal water data collection in Eionet and will run from Wednesday 1 August until Wednesday, 31 October 2012. (More..)
2012-Jul-24 24/07/0212 Paper on Connectivity & Connectedness of Natura 2000 sites published
  Members of the core team have recently published a paper on aspects of Natura 2000. ‘Connectedness and connectivity of the Natura 2000 network of protected areas across country borders in the European Union’ by Otars Opermanis Brian MacSharry Zelmira Sipkova, together with Ainars Aunins from the University of Latvia, and published in Biological Conservation examines network connectedness and connectivity across national boundaries. (More..)
2012-Jul-20 2012 data request for MSFD Articles 8, 9 and 10, and on geographic areas and regional cooperation
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2012-Jul-17 17/07/2012 ETC/BD Newsletter
  The July 2012 ETC/BD newletter is now available. (More..)
2012-Jul-17 17/07/2012 ETC/BD Newsletter
  The July 2012 ETC/BD newletter is now available. (More..)
2012-Jul-09 09/07/2012 - 1st announcement of the 17th EIONET Air Quality Management and Assessment workshop
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2012-Jul-02 Preparation of the WISE SoE data request 2012
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2012-Jun-29 EEA/Eionet is changing Internet provider (expect downtime)
  Due to the bankruptcy of our current Internet provider last month, EEA has to switch to a new provider, and that means new IP-numbers. While we change there can be downtime for some services. (More..)
2012-Jun-25 19/06/2012 - Released: EEA Technical report 5/2012 "Reporting and exchanging air quality information using e-Reporting"
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2012-May-25 Near real time dataflows on Bathing Water Quality in 2012
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2012-May-22 21/05/2012 Happy 20th Birthday of the Habitats Directive
  The 21st of May is the the 20th anniversary of one of the key instruments in nature conservation in the EU the Habitat Directive. (More..)
2012-Apr-17 Overview of the use of landfill taxes in Europe
  New report by the Topic Centre presents the use of landfill taxes in 20 European countries. (More..)
2012-Mar-27 27/03/2012 - Update of AirBase with historic and 2010 observational air quality data
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2012-Feb-29 01/03/2012 - As of 1 January 2012, VITO and 4sfera Innova joined the ETC/ACM Consortium as full partner...
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2012-Feb-13 Country review of SoE Hazardous Substances Report
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2012-Jan-31 CDDA data collection 2012 - additional information
  EIONET Priority Data Flows 2012 - Nationally designated areas for the Common Database on Designated Areas (CDDA) (More..)
2012-Jan-31 CDDA data collection 2012
  EIONET Priority Data Flows 2012 - Nationally designated areas for the Common Database on Designated Areas (CDDA) (More..)
2012-Jan-06 06/01/2012 CDDA 2011 data available
  All the publicly available data on nationally designated areas is available on the EEA data service . The site contains the database, the GIS data and the QA/QC reports (More..)
2010-Dec-09 CDDA data collection 2011
  EIONET Priority Data Flows 2011 - Nationally designated areas for the Common Database on Designated Areas (CDDA) (More..)
2009-Nov-25 Evaluation of the Science for Environment Policy news alert service
  DG Environment is carrying out an evaluation of the Science for Environment Policy news alert service in order to provide you with the best service possible. (More..)
2009-Jan-20 New video about Eionet available
  EEA has produced a small video clip; "Connecting countries" (More..)
2008-Nov-07 Workshop: Soil Framework Directive
  Paris, France - Wednesday, 19 November 2008 (More..)