EEA releases assessment of Europe's environment

Report ranks environmental performance of 31 European countries and calls for green tax reform

Climate change remains the EU's most urgent environmental challenge, the European environment agency argued on Tuesday at the launch of its latest five-yearly assessment of Europe's environment and the challenges facing it. Other top challenges are air pollution, regulation of chemicals, inland waters, the marine environment, soil degradation and urbanisation.

The report assesses progress across 31 European countries, the EU-25 plus Bulgaria, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, Romania and Turkey. For the first time it includes a country-by-country analysis with performance indicators and international comparisons.

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