JRC News

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 29 Jan 2016

    Some of the summer temperatures in this century across much of Europe are likely to have been the warmest of the past 2 000 years, according to a study published today in Environmental Research Letters. The research is a joint effort of a group of 45 scientists from 13 countries, including a JRC expert.

  5. 22 Jan 2016

    A 2°C rise in global temperature is still expected to lead to a significant increase in floods and droughts in many regions of Europe, particularly in southern Europe, Ireland and the UK.

  6. 6 Jan 2016

    The JRC and the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) have now concluded a comprehensive agreement to further scientific and technical exchange and increase the knowledge and capabilities of the JRC and the USGS in the field of earth sciences.

  7. 2 Dec 2015

    The JRC has designed a global index to support the EU’s Global Climate Change Alliance plus (GCCA+) programme in its goal to help the most vulnerable countries to respond to climate change in the period up to 2020.

  8. 30 Nov 2015

    One of the Commission's top priorities for 2015 is to secure a fair, ambitious and legally binding global climate deal at the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Paris (COP21), which starts today.

  9. 27 Nov 2015

    Regional climate projections for the two coming decades (2021-2040) suggest enhanced probability of heatwaves anywhere in Europe, which would be comparable or greater than the Russian heatwave in 2010 - the worst since 1950.

  10. 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%).