The European Environment Agency (EEA) has published a report on empowering the transition to a sustainable Europe, following a period of extreme weather around the world, including floods and fires in Europe during summer 2021. The report also comes as the latest UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) assessment, published in July 2021, issued a code red for humanity.
The European Green Deal has set sustainability ambitions for the EU that call for transformational change across society. The EEA report that to realise such changes, Europe needs knowledge for action, meaning a better uptake and use of existing knowledge, new types of knowledge, new ways of creating knowledge, and, in some policy areas, better data and more concrete targets.
Source: EEA, 14 October 2021