The European Environment Agency (EEA) has published ‘EEA Signals 2020 – Towards zero pollution in Europe’, an overview of air, water and soil pollution, based on previously published EEA information and data. The report looks at different types of pollution and their sources, and examines ways in which Europe can move towards zero pollution in-line with the ambition of the European Green Deal.
The report outlines measures to improve air quality, details the main pressures on Europe’s freshwater bodies and seas, and examines how soil pollution remains a wide-spread and growing problem. An overview of trends in industrial pollution and how synthetic chemicals and environmental noise affect Europeans’ health is also considered.
Source: EEA, 16 October 2020