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The Joint Research Centre (JRC) is the European Commission's science and knowledge service which employs scientists to carry out research in order to provide independent scientific advice and support to EU policy.
A study published in Nature Climate Change suggests a way forward for reconciling the different methods currently used to measure land-based greenhouse gas emissions, addressing a limit also acknowledged in the IPCC special report on 1.5oC, published on 8 October 2018.
The Paris Agreement calls for global warming to be limited to "well below 2oC" and for greenhouse gas (GHG) emission “neutrality” to be achieved by the second half of this century.
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.