World Environment Day (WED) is the United Nations’ principal vehicle for encouraging worldwide awareness and action for the environment. Over the years it has grown to be a broad, global platform for public outreach that is widely celebrated by stakeholders in over 100 countries. WED is celebrated around the world in many ways, including street rallies, bicycle parades, green concerts, essay and poster competitions in schools, tree planting, recycling efforts, clean-up campaigns and much more.
It is our pleasure to present the tenth anniversary edition of the brochure “The Environment in Your Pocket”. This publication provides an overview of the state of the environment in Croatia. The publication for the first time introduces a new topic "Sustainable consumption and production," which implies the efficient use of energy and resources without compromising economic growth. There is enough evidence that economic growth and use of resources can be decoupled.
Using biomass for energy is an important part of the renewable energy mix. However, bioenergy production should follow EU resource efficiency principles, according to a new report from the European Environment Agency (EEA). This means extracting more energy from the same material input, and avoiding negative environmental effects potentially caused by bioenergy production.