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Cereals and plants harvested green produce the most agricultural biomass in the EU Cereals and plants harvested green produce the most agricultural biomass in the EU
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Oct 22 2018
The European Commission has just updated the strategy to boost Europe's bioeconomy. In this interview, two JRC bioeconomy experts reflect on the challenges, opportunities and scientific achievements linked to bio-based economy.
The alt is Forests act as an important CO2 'sink’, i.e. globally they absorb nearly one third of the total CO2 emissions caused by human activities The caption is Forests act as an important CO2 'sink’, i.e. globally they absorb nearly one third of the total CO2 emissions caused by human activities
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Oct 09 2018

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.

Unusually dry summers in central and northern Europe have led to large fires in countries which have historically seen very few Unusually dry summers in central and northern Europe have led to large fires in countries which have historically seen very few
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Sep 20 2018
The latest JRC report on forest fires shows the need to tackle climate change "to leave a healthier planet for those that follow".
Through proper forest management, trees can have a significant impact on carbon reduction. Through proper forest management, trees can have a significant impact on carbon reduction.
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Aug 02 2018
A new climate accounting method finds that forests absorbed more carbon dioxide in the past 5 years than previously thought.
European fires are set to increase in size and scope, putting lives and livelihoods at risk
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Mar 07 2018
Adapting our land use and mitigating the effects of climate change are key to minimising fire danger in Europe
Changes to the way land is used is having a knock-on effect on temperatures
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Feb 20 2018
Scientists reveal how recent vegetation cover changes have ultimately made the planet warmer.
The JRC presents the new Global Energy and Climate Outlook at COP23
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Nov 08 2017
If countries invest in additional climate mitigation measures, hundreds of thousands of lives could be saved and the co-benefits will already offset the costs by 2030
Green forest
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Mar 21 2017
The JRC has recently released a high-resolution tree occurrence dataset for Europe. The EU-Forest dataset is the most comprehensive database ever of forest resources at the EU level, comprising over half a million tree occurrences and over 200 different tree species. It improves our understanding of the rapidly changing forested areas of Europe and changes over time of the kinds of trees that make them up.
Forests are expected to contribute to 25% of the national mitigation pledges under the Paris Agreement
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Feb 27 2017
Forests play a key role in meeting the objectives of the Paris Climate Agreement. They cover around 25% of the global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reductions planned by countries for 2030 in response to the Paris Agreement. In an article published in Nature Climate Change, JRC scientists call for robust, transparent and credible data to track the real mitigation potential of forests, and highlight the important role of the scientific community in this process.
Holm oak in a Natura2000 site
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Mar 21 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.

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