JRC News

  1. 30 Nov 2015

    Together with the World Health Organisation, the JRC has identified the main categories of particulate matter in the air of 51 cities; on average traffic is the biggest source of air pollution.

  2. 25 Nov 2015

    After a decade of rapid growth in global CO₂ emissions, which increased at an average annual rate of 4%, much smaller increases were registered in 2012 (0.8%), 2013 (1.5%) and 2014 (0.5%).

  3. 16 Nov 2015

    A recent DG for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs - JRC expert report proposes a strategy for the establishment of a European observation system dedicated to monitoring CO2 emissions from space.

  4. 17 Sep 2015

    Revised European legislation setting improved rules on collection, sampling and analyses of air pollution data enters into force today. It amends rules and procedures on the measurement of air pollutants outdoors, and aims to prevent or reduce harmful effects on human health and the environment.

  5. 9 Jul 2015

    On 9 July, during an official trip to the US, Vladimir Šucha, Director-General of the JRC and Professor Antonio Bussalacchi, representing the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR) signed a new research arrangement.

  6. 17 Jun 2015

    A strong decline in emissions from human-made aerosols will drive changes to large scale atmospheric circulation and hence affect wind power density off-shore and solar radiation in Europe and northern Africa, according to JRC report analysing these two renewables in 2030-2050.

  7. 28 May 2015

    A study looking into the dioxin concentrations in flue gases – which are emitted from coal burnt in residential stoves – show they increase 100 times if the chlorine content in the fuel rises from 0.07% to 0.38%.

  8. 9 Feb 2015

    A recent JRC report finds that EU Member States will face some challenges in meeting the new reporting and accounting requirements for greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and removals from the land use, land-use change and forestry (LULUCF) sector, both under the Kyoto Protocol and under recent EU legislation.

  9. 16 Dec 2014

    2013 saw global CO2 emissions from fossil fuel use and cement production reach a new all-time high. This was mainly due to the continuing steady increase in energy use in emerging economies over the past ten years.  However, emissions increased at a notably slower rate (2%) than on average in the last ten years (3.8% per year since 2003, excluding the credit crunch years).

  10. 19 Nov 2014

    JRC scientists developed in collaboration with experts from the National Physical Laboratory (UK), the Netherland's National Metrology Institute and the Jozef Stefan Institute (Slovenia) a new measurement procedure for the calibration of mercury mass concentration at saturation in air samples.