Monetary developments in the euro area: August 2021

Annual growth rate of broad monetary aggregate M3 increased to 7.9% in August 2021 from 7.6% in July Annual growth rate of narrower monetary aggregate M1, comprising currency in circulation and overnight deposits, stood at 11.1% in August, compared with 11.0% in July Annual growth rate of adjusted loans to households stood at 4.2% in August, unchanged from previous month […]

Pollution and barriers are key problems for Europe’s waters

European water bodies suffer from agricultural pollution as well as pollution from insufficiently treated waste water from cities, industry and scattered dwellings, according to a European Environment Agency (EEA) report, published today. Artificial barriers, together with navigation, abstraction, aquaculture, and invasive alien species cause additional pressures. However, solutions to tackle the problems exist and should […]

WWF Hails Largest-Ever Private Funding Commitment for Biodiversity as a ‘Momentous Move for a “Nature-Positive” World’

$5 billion of funding announced by philanthropists for biodiversity restoration and conservation 75 financial institutions representing EUR 12 trillion in asset commit to end investments harmful to nature