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Trends in life expectancy in Europe, 1980 and 1990
Life expectancy has increased in all countries surveyed in this graphic, from both Western and Eastern Europe. In the Western European countries, life expectancy at the end of the eighties is higher than 72 years old, wi...
07 Nov 2006 - by Philippe Rekacewicz, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
Water resources in Europe
The amount of natural water resorces available per inhabitant in Europe, in cubic meter per year. Water resources are at the highest in the Nordic countries and Central an Easter Europe, while scarce in Western/Central E...
14 Mar 2006 - by Philippe Rekacewicz, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
Renewable water resources in Europe
Water resources are a major political issure with most European countries a large portion of their fresh water supply orginating from other countries. Hungary has over 90 percent of its fresh water coming from river flow...
14 Mar 2006 - by Philippe Rekacewicz, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
Water resources in Europe
On the continental scale, Europe appears to have abundant water resources. However, these resources are unevenly distributed, both between and within countries. Once population density is taken into account, the disequit...
14 Mar 2006 - by Philippe Rekacewicz, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
Renewable water resources
Renewable water represents the main water resource available to society. This is the water that is continously recharged in the hydrological cycle. This graphic shows renewable resources in cubic meter per capita in East...
14 Mar 2006 - by Philippe Rekacewicz, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
Dobris+3: overall pan-european assessment
The graph shows Dobris+3: overall pan-european assessment. It describes positive or negative developments within various environmental branches, such as climate change, biodiversity and urban environment, the occurence o...
13 Feb 2006 - by Emmanuelle Bournay, Philippe Rekacewicz, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
Number of physicians per 100 000 inhabitants in Europe
The graphic shows the number of physicians per 100 000 inhabitants in Europe. As the World Health Organization, which compiled this data, notes, 'Estimates of health personnel are extremely difficult to obtain.'
11 Feb 2006 - by Philippe Rekacewicz, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
Major cities in Europe, Russia and NIS (with over one million inhabitants)
In 2000, the world had 6.1 billion human inhabitants. This number could rise to more than 9 billion in the next 50 years. For the last 50 years, world population multiplied more rapidly than ever before, and more rapidly...
11 Feb 2006 - by Philippe Rekacewicz, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
Refugees and displaced people from the former Yugoslavia since 1991
All the states that emerged from the break-up of Yugoslavia are still fragile, except Slovenia, which joined the EU in 2004, and Croatia, which is well on the way towards European integration. There have been nearly 800,...
30 Nov 2007 - by Philippe Rekacewicz, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
Human development - socio-economic indicators in central and east Europe, 2004
Central and Eastern Europe is varied in the levels of development indicators such as, Gross Domestic Product (GDP), Human Development Index (HDI), life expectancy and education. Some of the Balkan states do not have the ...
06 Nov 2007 - by Philippe Rekacewicz, Stephane Kluser, Matthias Beilstein, Ieva Rucevska, Cecile Marin, Otto Simonett
Organic farming in Europe, surface area by country
Shelves in western Europe are increasingly laden with 'organic' products and growing numbers of consumers are giving preference to quality food rather than standardized imported tomatoes and frozen chicken.
30 Nov 2007 - by Philippe Rekacewicz, Stephane Kluser, Matthias Beilstein, Ieva Rucevska, Cecile Marin, Otto Simonett
Landfilling and incinerating still leading in Europe
As the garbage pile gets higher and the environmental conscience sharpens, it is now recognized that producing waste at this rate is no longer acceptable. Now is the time for “integrated waste management” and its motto –...
17 May 2005 - by Philippe Rekacewicz, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
Packaging production and recycling: selected European countries
Recycling activities are economically important. Collection, sorting and reprocessing represent job opportunities (especially in the paper recycling sector). They also lower energy and municipal waste disposal costs. ...
17 May 2005 - by Philippe Rekacewicz, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
Waste generation from manufacturing
Manufacturing waste, as you would expect from the vast range of products produced and processes involved, is a very diverse group. The waste generated depends on the technology used, the nature of the raw material proce...
17 May 2005 - by Philippe Rekacewicz, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
Agriculture and manufacturing waste generation
Agricultural waste consists of things like pesticide waste, discarded pesticide containers, plastics such as silage wrap, bags and sheets, packaging waste, old machinery, oil and waste veterinary medicines. In a comparis...
17 May 2005 - by Philippe Rekacewicz, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
Signatories to Aarhus convention (2001)
The Aarhus Convention is a new kind of environmental agreement. It links environmental rights and human rights. It acknowledges that we owe an obligation to future generations. It establishes that sustainable development...
28 Sep 2005 - by Philippe Rekacewicz, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
Acid rain in Europe
Acid rain become a major transboundary enviromental issue in the late twentieth century. In Europe there were varying levels of the threat from acid rain. Poland were almost entire covered by medium to high risk of acid ...
28 Sep 2005 - by Philippe Rekacewicz, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
Wilderness in Norway and Europe
This map shows wilderness in Norway and Svalbard. For the Norway map wilderness is defined as areas more than 5 km from roads, railways, power lines and other major man-made changes/installations. The European map uses a...
28 Sep 2005 - by GRID-Arendal
Imports of waste to Switzerland in 1997
This graphic shows the amounts of hazardous wastes and other wastes, in tonnes, imported to Switzerland from other countries in 1997. The amounts are based on import data, and the graphic shows that Switzerland imported ...
06 Mar 2006 - by Philippe Rekacewicz, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
Packaging waste production per capita in Europe
The manufacture of packaging itself generates waste and by defi nition it has a particularly short lifespan. It turns into waste as soon as its contents reaches its destination. This is certainly a blessing for the packa...
15 Dec 2006 - by Emmanuelle Bournay
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