Featured projects about Climate action, environment, resource efficiency and raw materials

E.g., 22-07-2018
E.g., 22-07-2018
  • Protecting drinking water from farm pollutants

    04/06/2018
    An EU-funded study is exploring agricultural practices and EU policies related to drinking water quality and the use of pesticides and nitrogen. Results will inform an integrated EU response to a major environmental and health challenge.
  • Accounting for aerosols in climate change forecasts

    04/08/2016
    EU-funded research is helping to improve the relevance of future climate change scenarios by developing a way to account for aerosols - minute particles in the atmosphere - and their effect on global warming.
  • An empirical approach to climate change adaptation

    10/05/2016
    From freak winter storms to summer floods and multi-year droughts, climate change is having an intensifying impact across Europe. Effective adaptation will be essential for countries, societies and industries as they seek to minimise the negative effects and perhaps even harness the potential benefits of a changing climate, according to EU-funded researchers.
  • LiveDiverse protects livelihoods and biodiversity

    20/04/2016
    There is no question that protecting biological diversity is essential to maintaining ecosystems around the world. But what about the human populations that live in these protected environments?
  • A wider circle for European polar research

    29/03/2016
    The polar regions are often seen as a barometer for the health of the global environment, and understanding how changes in this area affect Europe and the world had become essential. An alliance of 22 research institutes has therefore set out to enhance the integration of European capabilities for polar research and maximise the benefits to society.
  • Mapping the quality of Europe's inland waters

    10/03/2016
    Regular monitoring of lakes and rivers is essential for both good water quality and a healthy ecology. An EU-funded project has used satellite imagery to create high-resolution mapping services to help countries better manage their inland waters.
  • From blue ocean to icy clouds

    22/09/2015
    We know that clouds in the Earth’s atmosphere are made of liquid water droplets, ice particles or a mixture of both. Still, our basic understanding on the nature of these ice particles, how they form and their role in climate continue to be poor. The results of Dr Benjamin Murray's ERC research, published today in Nature, add a new piece to the atmospheric puzzle.
  • A local eye on climate change

    03/07/2015
    How might climate change affect communities and how can they cope with the impacts? To prepare the way for an EU-wide climate service that can best answer those questions, an EU-funded project has developed local climate services, identifying the data local stakeholders need – and the best ways to communicate it.
  • Saving water through effective knowledge sharing

    18/05/2015
    Freely accessible online tools to enable sustainable and efficient water resource management are being developed by the EU-funded SWITCH-ON project. The initiative is currently building a web portal to host innovations such as a virtual water-science laboratory, product marketing point and meeting place.
  • Booster shots for historical buildings

    07/04/2015
    Looking at Europe’s flamboyant cathedrals, it is easy to forget that even stone does not last forever. Without effective conservation, gargoyles erode, stained glass shatters, and choir stalls eventually rot. EU-funded researchers have produced innovative compounds to protect our cultural heritage.

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