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Extreme weather events due to climate change cause damage to people, assets and property. EU-funded project H2020_INSURANCE is combining climate services with destruction information to create an open-source computer programme which estimates and reduces the losses caused by such disasters.
Published: 22 March 2019
Published: 21 March 2019
The heavy vehicles used in forestry operations could become more energy efficient and kinder to the environment, thanks to technical innovations being developed by the EU-funded Forwarder2020 project. The innovations could also boost the forestry industry's global competitiveness.
Published: 18 March 2019
EU-funded researchers are using mathematical models to improve water management in Africa. Their aim is to balance the water, energy and food needs of communities in a sustainable way while allowing for economic development.
Published: 18 March 2019
An EU-funded project aims to boost resource efficiency in the electrical and electronic sector by developing, testing and transferring new circular economy business models based on systemic eco-innovative services. This should save money, create jobs and cut emissions.
Published: 15 March 2019
Satellite data has great potential for detecting changes in ecosystems. An EU-funded project is combining space and ground data to develop an innovative method of monitoring ecosystems, to give early warnings of ecosystem change and biodiversity loss.
Published: 12 March 2019
No timetables. No fixed stops. No waiting ages in the rain. EU-funded researchers are running world-first trials of a public transport concept involving autonomous electric buses that may soon collect users on demand. Such fleets could be a less costly, greener option for areas where conventional services might not be viable.
Published: 11 March 2019
An EU-funded project has developed new engine design concepts with the potential to radically improve aircraft efficiency, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, increase sustainability and boost European industry competitiveness. These new designs aim to maximise synergies between various existing and novel engine technologies.
Published: 6 March 2019
The problem of plastic pollution has grown to devastating proportions. EU-funded research is supporting the development and large-scale production of an eco-friendly replacement for plastic bags that should help significantly reduce plastic waste.
Published: 4 March 2019
For years, intensive farming and pesticides have been eroding the earth's nutrients and biodiversity. However, an EU-funded project has developed an app to make it easier for farmers to improve the quality - and competitiveness - of their land.
Published: 1 March 2019