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Energy, environment and sustainable development
     
   

Reconciling economic growth with environmental protection requires greater scientific understanding of the environment, more advanced energy technologies and substantial changes to industry and society. This site provides an overview of the European Union's Energy, Environment and Sustainable Development (EESD) research programme, which aims to provide some of the answers.

After an introduction outlining the importance of research in this area for Europe, and an overview of the programme, the site describes each key action - the new, multi-disciplinary, problem-solving approach to research introduced in the Fifth Framework Programme - in turn, highlighting in schematic form its main priorities and concepts. A description of the generic research and support for infrastructure included in the programme follows, while a history of related research and some case studies are presented in parallel. The site also provides an overview of the whole Fifth Framework Programme and details of where the reader can obtain further information.

       
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