• EU Research for Sustainable Urban Development and Land Use - Land Use and Mobility - Keeping our Cities Moving
Questions of transport and land use lie at the heart of sustainable urban planning, and are fundamentally interlocked. This publication explains the substantial contribution already made by EU research to improved understanding of the opportunities for integration of policy and practice in these two fields. It also shows how pilot schemes across Europe are benefiting from the realisation of such synergies, using approaches and tools which are now available to other cities and regions.
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• EU Research for Sustainable Urban Development and Land Use - Cultural Heritage - New Technologies for the Future of our Past
Europe’s cultural heritage is threatened by water damage, air pollution, chemicals, mass tourism and poor management. This publication shows how EU research brings together expert scientists, public authorities, owners and managers, architects and restorers to develop and test new technologies, tools, materials and methods. The results of their work will enable Europe to improve the protection of its rich cultural heritage.
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• EU Research Environmental Technologies - Clean And Competitive
Environmental technologies are both an urgent requirement and an economic opportunity for Europe. This publication summarises the European Commission’s Environmental Technologies Action Plan (ETAP). The Plan outlines the action that must be taken by the EU, its Member States, and its businesses and consumers in order to bring into the mainstream new technologies which can help Europe – and the world – to achieve sustainable development.
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• Global change and ecosystem: European research in action
Covering the period 2002-2006, the Sixth Framework Programme was designed to provide major leverage to the creation of a European Research Area (ERA), where the aim is to provide the EU with a scientific and technological policy that is more effectively coordinated, better managed and more dynamic.
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• Water cycle and Soil-related aspects. Water Technologies: results and opportunities - global changes and ecosystems
This brochure presents an selection of FP 5 projects that contributed to areas as waste water, drinking water, industrial water technologies but also monitoring and decision support system
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• Tools for Sustainability Impact Assessment of EU Policies.
The Contribution of the EU Socio-economic Research
Sustainable Development should become the central objective of all sectors and policies. Policy makers must identify likely spillovers – good and bad – onto other policy areas and take them into account. Careful assessment of the full effects of a policy proposal must include estimates of its economic, environmental and social impacts inside and outside the EU.
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• Workshop Report: The EU-US Scientific Initiative on Harmful Algal Blooms
Harmful Algal Blooms (HABs) are due to proliferations of algae that can have devastating ecological and economic impacts in the world’s oceans. They occur through the world, and their distribution globally has been expanding, from a few isolated coasts several hundred years ago to virtually all areas of coastline. Impacts of these events can include contamination of seafood with toxins; fish, shellfish mamma, or bird kills; and altered marine ecosystems through changes in water quality and light penetration. Most dramatically, these events can induce human illness, leading to public demand for effective management of these bloom taxa. The study of their ecology and the factors that impact their development and toxin expression in Europe and in the US is the subject of this initiative for EU-US Programme on Harmful Algal Blooms.
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• The path to sustainability
Environmental problems such as ozone depletion, species loss and global climate change, urban pollution and thecontamination of rivers and coastal waters, are rightly tackled at European level. They cannot be confined within nationalborders, and are too vast and complex to be solved by any country alone, while all Member States rely to some extent onshared natural resources.
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• How to teach natural hazards in school: Raising awareness on earthquake hazard
In the frame of the Naras EU-project (Natural risk assessment) and in collaboration with Eduseis, ad educational “cook book” has been produced for schools in order to increase knowledge related to earthquakes and seismology. Teachers and pupils will be able to learn more about science in this field and increase their awareness in disaster reduction through simple exercises and activities.
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