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European Environment Agency (EEA)

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Overview

  • Role: The EEA provides environmental information to policymakers and the public.
  • Director: Hans Bruyninckx
  • Partners: EU countries, Norway, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Turkey & Switzerland
  • Established in: 1990
  • Number of staff: 200
  • Location: Copenhagen
  • Website: European Environment Agency

The EEA is an EU agency tasked with providing sound, independent information on the environment. It operates as a major information source for those involved in developing, adopting, implementing and evaluating environmental policy, and also the general public.

What it does

EEA's mandate is to:

  • help the EU and its member countries make informed decisions about improving the environment, integrating environmental considerations into economic policies and moving towards sustainability
  • develop and coordinate Eionet, the network of national environmental bodies set up to help the agency

Who benefits

The EEA's main stakeholders are:

  • European Commission, European Parliament, Council of the EU and other EU institutions
  • governments in participating countries
  • NGOs
  • scientific & academic communities
  • business organisations
  • consultancies & think tanks.

One major audience is also the general public – the agency aims to help them gain a broader understanding of environmental and climate change issues.

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Contact

European Environment Agency

Website
Phone number
+45 33 36 71 00
Fax number
+45 33 36 71 99
Postal address
Kongens Nytorv 6, 1050 København K, Denmark
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