Institute for Environment and Sustainability (JRC-IES)

The mission of the JRC's Institute for Environment and Sustainability (JRC-IES) is to provide scientific and technical support to EU policies for the protection of the environment, and the more efficient and sustainable management of natural resources at global and continental scales.

IES carries out research to understand, monitor and anticipate the complex interactions between human activity and the natural environment, in order to support  the development and implementation of policies that protect the global environment and ensure that strategic resources (water, land, forests, food, minerals) are managed in a more sustainable manner for the benefit of present and future generations.

The JRC-IES is located at the Ispra site.

For queries to the IES:

Tel. +39/0332789111
Fax +39/0332789001


To contact the IES, see our organisation page or consult the European Commission Directory.