JRC Newsletter: latest research results and news on policy support activities
March/April 2013 issue of the JRC newsletter
The latest edition of the JRC Newsletter has been published and can be downloaded here.
This issue features an editorial by Amalia Sartori, Member of the European Parliament and chairwoman of its Industry, Research and Energy (ITRE) Committee. The cover story provides new JRC data on how globalisation affects resource use and pollution worldwide. Both variables clearly show a steadily increasing trend. However, while industrialised countries have managed to stabilise and/or reduce their impact within their boundaries, emerging economies are increasing their domestic environmental impact.
Among the news items there are stories about the JRC's coordinated bioeconomy observatory to map progress towards a post-petroleum society, a new test procedure to measure car emissions, a measurement campaign to check the efficiency of pedestrian dummies to test new emergency breaks systems or the new pollution prevention and control requirements for tanneries. Further reading provides details on EU forests carbon stock, a review of oil and gas offshore accidents, JRC research on chemicals for health protection and a new in-house method for measuring the full isotopic composition of uranium samples.
The newsletter also includes briefs on reduced meat consumption to tackle GHG emissions and the JRC's synthesised silver nanoparticles, which can be used to address safety concerns for cosmetic products.
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