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EU Research for the Environment

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This quarterly newsletter focuses on environmental research showcases projects delves into the interface between science and policy and informs its readers about forthcoming events and publications to watch out for. It is designed for a diverse audience of decision-makers scientists businesses and concerned citizens. It is the successor to 'SusDev News'.

Editorial

Only few weeks ahead of the United Nations Conference in Copenhagen, climate change is high on the political and scientific agenda. The Environment Directorate of DG Research is closely following the developments towards a global post-Kyoto agreement on how to stabilise greenhouse gas emissions. The Third World Climate Conference held in Switzerland in late August and early September focused on climate prediction and information for decision-making and was actively supported by the Environment Directorate.

Issue 5

Editorial

In a globalised world, it’s not only people who are interconnected. From climate change to global economics, public policy arenas are increasingly linked as well. Addressing these transnational challenges requires the EU to take action using a unified approach – particularly as it relates to sustainable development. True development can only come about through adopting policies that enable people to engage in economic activities that encourage environmental sustainability. This requires important investments in multidisciplinary, collaborative research.

Issue 4

Editorial

On 3 September 2008 the Work Programme 2009 was published with 49 research topics under the Environment theme. For the third time during FP7, DG Research launched a major call for researchers from all Europe, associated countries and third countries to submit original research projects in areas such as climate change, environment and health, biodiversity, environmental technologies and earth observation, among others. A budget of €193.5 million has been allocated for this call, which is open until 8 January 2009. I hope that participation and quality of proposals will be high and wish the best success to all applicants.

Issue 3

Editorial

Preliminary data have been released on the 2008 Environment call for proposals for FP7 (FP7-ENV-2008-1), which was published in November last year and closed in February. Of the 425 submitted proposals, 402 were assessed as being eligible (97%), totalling a requested EC grant of €1 145 million.

Issue 2

Editorial

The Spring Council reaffirmed climate change and clean energy as the top policy priorities of the European Union. This is the first of the seven key challenges defined by the renewed EU Sustainable Development Strategy (hereafter, the Strategy) of June 2006, where research and development plays an important and multifaceted role.

Issue 1

Editorial

At this exciting time for EU research and environmental research in particular, I am pleased to present you the first issue of this quarterly newsletter. It provides a good opportunity to showcase EU environmental research as well as informing its readers about programme developments, environmental policies, and forthcoming events and publications to watch out for.

Manuela Soares, Director for Environmental Research
Research Directorate-General
European Commission



The Environmental Technology Research Newsletter

The Environmental Technology Research Newsletter replaced the Water and Soil Times Newsletter and regularly provides information on calls, initiatives, events and publications in the field of Environmental Technology Research.

The Environmental Technology Research Newsletter


SusDev News

SusDev News was published six times each year until March 2006. The newsletter presents the concrete achievements of research and demonstration projects in the field of sustainable development, and the approaches, tools and technologies which they have developed to support policy-making and new strategy implementation at local, regional, national and international levels. The main focus was on the research undertaken by the Key Action "City of Tomorrow and Cultural Heritage" under the EU's Fifth Framework Programme as well as the research on sustainable development and land use funded under the Fifth and Sixth Framework Programmes.

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