JRC News

  1. 11 Dec 2014

    On 11 December 2014, in Rome, the Joint Research Centre signed a Collaboration Agreement with the Italian RSE SpA (Ricerca sul Sistema Energetico). The signature ceremony took place at the 7th Strategic Energy Technology Plan (SET-Plan) conference.

  2. 12 Sep 2013

    European Commissioner for Climate Action Connie Hedegaard will attend a climate event of the University of Copenhagen – entitled "Communicating the obvious", on Friday 13 September. The event will discuss how to incite Europeans to take personal action against climate change, with experts from communication and business. A string of examples will be presented from the housing, transport, food and waste sectors. More information on the event website.

  3. 8 Aug 2013

    The European Commission has today announced deductions from 2013 fishing quotas for those Member States that declared having exceeded their quotas in 2012. This yearly deduction exercise allows the Commission to immediately address the damage done to the stocks overfished in the previous year and ensure a sustainable use by Member States of common fishery resources.

  4. 5 Aug 2013

    The European Commission has launched an on-line consultation on the role of family farming with a view to identifying key challenges and priorities for the future. Contributions will feed the preparations of the European conference "Family farming: A dialogue towards more sustainable and resilient farming in Europe and the world" scheduled for 29 November 2013, in the context of the declaration of 2014 as the International Year of Family Farming by the United Nations.

  5. 30 May 2013

    Six companies have received the 2013 European Code of Conduct for Data Centres Award for their respective investment in innovative energy efficient technologies, which have resulted in major reductions in energy use.

  6. 19 Nov 2009

    Nature's capacity to provide vital services and functions such as freshwater, benign climate and natural ecosystems for recreational activities is often cheaper to sustain than having to invest in technological solutions to compensate for lost functions. Protecting and restoring biodiversity is also an essential step in the transition to a more sustainable economy and protecting ecosystems can be a very cost effective measure to this purpose. This is confirmed by a report to policy makers presented by The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity (TEEB) project, a major independent global study providing an economic angle to an environmental topic.

  7. 21 Aug 2009

    At the World Water Week in Stockholm, under the EU Water Initiative (EUWI), the JRC introduced two new and updated information systems, essential tools for effective knowledge management among the international water community.