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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.
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.