Monday, 24 May 2010
The EEA's '10 messages for 2010' will highlight one theme per month until the tenth meeting of the Conference of the Parties (COP) to the United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) in October. The sixth message on 'UrbanEcosystems' was released in late May.
In Europe 75% of the population live in urban areas. Though these urban areas are small in size, the sheer density of people creates an enormous ecological footprint. This message deals with the relationship between these areas and the environment as a whole.