SOER 2020 – State and Outlook on the European Environment
The SOER report is published by the EEA every five years. SOER 2020 is the 6th SOER published by the EEA since 1995. Prepared in close collaboration with the EEA’s European Environment Information and Observation Network (Eionet), it offers science-based insights on the huge and complex challenges the global community is now faced with, such as climate change, biodiversity loss and air and water pollution. Although EU environment and climate policies have made great advancements in the last years, Europe is still facing important problems in areas such as biodiversity loss, resource use, climate change impacts and environmental risks to health and well-being. We need to deliver more ambitious and quick responses to such challenges to be able to achieve the long-term sustainability goals to which we have committed. The upcoming decade is decisive in determining our opportunities to change the current trends.