JRC News

  1. 21 Mar 2015

    With its research and tools, JRC supports EU policies on the preservation of forests, which sustain life, represent a home to most of the earth's terrestrial biodiversity and act as carbon dioxide storehouse, thus reducing the CO₂ released in the atmosphere.

  2. 4 Mar 2015

    JRC experts co-authored and contributed extensively to the European soil thematic briefing of the European Environment State and Outlook 2015 Report (SOER 2015).

  3. 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.

  4. 1 Jan 2015

    On 20 December 2013, the 68th session of the United Nations (UN) General Assembly adopted a resolution which declared 2015 the first ever International Year of Soils (IYS).

    The IYS 2015 aims to increase awareness and understanding of the importance of soil for food security and essential ecosystem functions. It was officially launched on 5 December 2014, the first official UN World Soil Day.

    The specific objectives of the IYS 2015 are to:

  5. 24 Dec 2014

    The JRC has released a new report providing a comprehensive overview of its work in relation to disaster risk reduction and response including their policy background and context.  As a leader in natural disaster research and automated warning systems, the JRC contributes to minimising the impact of disasters in Europe and around the globe.

  6. 22 Dec 2014

    The JRC recently published an article on the use of pan-tropical biomass maps to report greenhouse gas emissions from deforestation and forest degradation.

  7. 18 Dec 2014

    A group of international experts convened in Pasadena, USA, to discuss the next steps in coordinating global and regional information on drought understanding, monitoring, forecasting and management.

  8. 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).

  9. 3 Dec 2014

    The JRC co-edited a book on optical remote sensing applied to ocean climate investigations, together with the European Space Agency and the Space Dynamic Laboratory of the Utah University, and with the contribution of many international experts.

  10. 17 Nov 2014

    A recently published PLOS ONE article, co-authored by the JRC, finds that, in the absence of strong saltwater inflows, the deep areas of the Baltic Sea would become less saline and more anoxic, while near-bottom average conditions could improve in shallower areas.

     

    The study simulates the changes in salinity, nutrients and oxygen dynamics in the Baltic Sea area by accurately modelling the effects of Major Baltic Inflows (MBIs) during the period 1991–2009, and comparing the results with those of a scenario in which these strong saltwater inflows are supressed.