30 May '16, 9am

Take part in our #photography #competition ‘My City’:

Take part in our #photography #competition ‘My City’:

Every year, the EEA organises a competition to engage with European citizens around different environmental issues. This year’s competition focuses on cities. About 75% of Europeans live in cities, making it no surprise that they have become key hubs for culture, education and health services as well as engines of Europe’s economy. However, cities depend heavily on the resources of other regions to meet their demand for energy, water, food as well as the disposal of waste. Many cities are facing increasing challenges as they struggle to cope with social, economic and environmental problems. Pressures such as overcrowding or decline, social inequality, pollution and traffic are just some of the issues. On the other hand, the proximity of people, businesses, and services provides opportunities to build a more resource-efficient Europe. How can cities ensure a high quality of...

Full article: http://www.eea.europa.eu/highlights/take-part-in-our-phot...

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