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parncutt I am writing on behalf of a Graz NGO called Rettet die Mur (save the river Mur).

The City of Graz plans to fell about 10,000 (ten thousand) trees along the river Mur in October 2017 to enable construction of a disputed sewage/rainwater storage pipe. Further information:
https://secure.avaaz.org/en[…]rees_for_sustainable_energy

In the past decade, the European Union has repeatedly warned the City of Graz about particulate matter pollution levels. Graz is surrounded by hills so there is relatively little wind. Although some progress has been made, felling 10,000 trees near the city centre is likely to cause particulate pollution levels to increase.

Is it possible for the EEA or another European institution to intervene on this basis?

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danieln Hi, I am using the National emissions data reported to the UNFCCC for doing some research(https://www.eea.europa.eu/d[…]gas-monitoring-mechanism-13)

However, it seems that this dataset doe not cover all countries which it should be. In particular, Slovakia, Slovenia, Sweden and the UK are missing. It would be great, if this could be fixed.

Thanks in advance.

Best,
Daniel

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mariajo I am a researcher at the University of Oviedo (Asturias, Spain), involved in a project beginning at the moment, dealing with an update of the available digital vegetation cartography of the region, using the habitat classification system provided by EUNIS. We are still in the first stages, but we foresee that certain habitat types in the region might not be included in the current online version of the classification (which I assume is the latest accepted). Just to work in the right direction from the very beginning, and searching through EUNIS webpage,

I found some indications in this sense in this document, available online: Moss D (2008) EUNIS habitat classification - a guide for users, and specifically in page 26: "Adding new habitat types to the EUNIS habitat classification". I paste below:
"An undertaking such as the development of a pan-European habitat classification will never be complete, since new research, inclusion of new reference material or extension of the geographical area covered will reveal more detailed habitat types which are not included in the current version of the classification. For this reason it is important for users to cite the EUNIS version date when the classification is used in their project. As mentioned above, the classification is designed to allow flexibility in admitting new habitat types, but it is also hoped that there should be stability in the existing classification, at least to level 3. The developers of the classification at the European Topic Centre on Biological Diversity have set out a number of principles which should be respected when the classification is expanded. These are available on request (email
ctecninf@mnhn.fr with ‘EUNIS habitats’ as the subject). Users are strongly recommended to consult the Topic Centre when they wish to add new habitat types for use in their own particular applications. For example, in the study for the Veliko ratno ostrvo island near Belgrade illustrated above, the authors have included F9.4 [Amorpha fruticosa] scrub (this is an alien invasive plant). However a search of the EUNIS website will show only three level three habitats in F9 Riverine and fen scrubs: F9.4 was added by the authors of this study. It would be quite possible for researchers working on different riverine systems in another part of Europe also to add their own new F9.4 – and confusion would soon result. The preferred action would be to discuss the new habitat type with the Topic Centre’s experts who would then advise on how to code the new habitat type, and include it in the next published version."

Following these indications, I wrote a message to that email address last week, asking for the the principles which should be respected in case the classification is expanded, and asking some additional questions. I didn't get any answer, but since that document is several years old, I wonder if the contact email is not the same now, or if I should contact with somebody else among the developers of EUNIS to discuss these topics. Could you help me with this?

Thanks very much in advance for your attention!
All the best,

Mariajo Bañuelos
University of Oviedo - Spain

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jordi Dear Forum,

I have a question reffered to the passenger cars database (Monitoring of CO2 emissions from passenger cars
https://www.eea.europa.eu/[…]/co2-cars-emission-10):
1- What does "AA-IVA" mean in the variable "manufacturer harmonised"? Same for "AA-NSS". Are these missing values? and, if they are, can they be considered random or this missings have some particularity in common?
2- What does the variable "Fuel mode" means? possible values are B, E, F, M (and NA which I undersand as missing value)
Thanks,
Jordi
PS. I am sorry I loss the previous discussion on this same topic (identifying the car model)

 

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