JRC News

  1. 27 Apr 2016

    The High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and the European Commission have adopted a policy proposal that will guide the actions of the European Union in the Arctic region.

  2. 18 Apr 2016

    Researchers at the European Commission's Joint Research Centre (JRC) have joined forces with different European modelling groups to produce a new and more consistent set of multiple climate-hazard modelling data. The key findings of the study, recently published in Climatic Change and presented today at the General Assembly of the European Geosciences Union, show that in the coming decades Europe will be much more frequently exposed to extreme weather events as a result of climate change.

  3. 1 Apr 2016

    A recently published JRC report investigates the trends and impacts of past and future meteorological drought events in Europe, and the implications of a projected drier future for southern Europe and a wetter future for northern Europe.

  4. 30 Mar 2016

    According to the findings, the North and Baltic Sea coasts show the largest increases in storm surges, especially towards the east. In contrast, southern European coasts can expect minimal change.

  5. 21 Mar 2016

    The JRC celebrates the International Day of Forests by launching the first ever European Atlas of Forest Tree Species. A result of the collaborative efforts of leading scientists and forestry professionals, this publication provides information on the different species that can be found in European forests and the factors that threaten them, such as the changes caused by climate change.

  6. 17 Mar 2016

    Adaptation measures include the rise of flood protections, reduction of the peak flows through water retention, reduction of vulnerability and relocation to safer areas.

  7. 22 Feb 2016

    A new statistical technique, analysing data records since measuring started 150 years ago, independently confirms that man-made carbon dioxide (CO2) and methane (CH4) emissions have led to global warming.

  8. 12 Feb 2016

    Southern Africa is currently in the grip of an intense drought that has expanded and strengthened since the earliest stages of the 2015-2016 agricultural season.

  9. 5 Feb 2016

    An article by JRC scientists published today in Science, reveals that the biophysical effects of forest losses substantially affect the local climate by altering the average temperature and even more the maximum summer temperatures and the diurnal and annual variations. These effects are most obvious in arid zones, followed by temperate, tropical and boreal zones.

  10. 4 Feb 2016

    Science plays an important role in informing European policies to meet the sustainability challenge and is also becoming increasingly relevant for better regulation, implementation and monitoring of EU policies.