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Birgit Georgi Smart Growth, Malmö 5 April 2011 European Environment Agency Cities making Europe sustainable
Europe in a nutshell
The world as we know it …
Europes wealth and resources Out Million tonnes In
China & India catch up China India Europe GDP Increase 0 5 10 15 20 25 200020052010201520202050
20022015 Wealth in the future
We risk our quality of life
Cities in Europe... 75 % people 4 % area
… where wealth is generated
… and where we live
Photo: Jörg Thiemann-Linden ?
69 % Cities consume of Europes primary energy Source: IEA, 2008
… and effect whole Europe Londons ecological footprint is around twice the size of Great Britain Source: www.citylimitslondon.com/
tonnes of oil equivalent / year in Europe Source: IEA, 2008 rural resident 4.9 city resident 3.5 Efficiency
Energy consumption Passenger transport versus density European cities
Source: WWF, 2007 Residents transport footprint
Imagine, we all would spread across the countryside...
Population Urban growth In fact, we are spreading! Source: EEA, 2010
Scarcity of resources Climate change
Turn challenges into potentials !
Scarcity of resources Climate change Urban density
Green it! Cool it!
Co-benefits clean air quiet public space social contacts green attractive
compact green efficient nice
We are different No one-size-fit-all!
Back to Europe …
The cities have Europe in their hand
… but are not alone EU cohesion p. EU transport p. EU rural p. EU climate p. Local rural p.Other cities p. Urban planning and design urban energy p. urban transport
Integrated & multi-level European national local
Quality of life for all! European Environment Agency www.eea.europa.eu Cities -
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