Editorial

Walter Leal-Filho (Life Sciences, Hamburg University of Applied Sciences, Hamburg, Germany.)

Management of Environmental Quality

ISSN: 1477-7835

Publication date: 9 March 2015

Citation

Leal-Filho, W. (2015), "Editorial", Management of Environmental Quality, Vol. 26 No. 2. https://doi.org/10.1108/MEQ-12-2014-0172

Publisher

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited


Editorial

Article Type: Editorial From: Management of Environmental Quality: An International Journal, Volume 26, Issue 2.

Welcome to a further issue of MEQ. As usual, we present in this issue a set of papers on various aspects of environmental quality management from across the world.

In this editorial I would like to discuss a new report issued by the European Environment Agency (EEA). EEA’s indicator report looks at the transition to a green economy with a focus on the global environmental impacts of the EU’s production-consumption systems. The report shows that ways of moving away from current unsustainable systems, technologies and behaviour need to be found, and systems in which Europeans’ needs are met without using yet more resources or putting ever more pressures on the environment, including the climate, developed.

In this third edition of annual environmental indicator reports, the EEA sheds some light on Europe’s production-consumption systems, what drives them and how they impact the environment, both in Europe and beyond. It also examines options for making them more sustainable. While indicators and analyses supporting this perspective are not well established and sparse, the report shows that ways of moving away from current unsustainable systems, technologies and behaviour need to be found, and systems in which Europeans’ needs are met without using yet more resources or putting ever more pressures on the environment, including the climate, developed.

The report is available at: www.eea.europa.eu/publications/environmental-indicator-report-2014

Enjoy your reading!

Walter Leal Filho