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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
The EU-Forest dataset is the most comprehensive database ever of forest resources at the EU level.
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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
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 in Andalusia where a LIFE project was implemented for the conservation of biodiversity
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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.

Forest losses substantially affect the local climate
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Feb 05 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.

Pavel Kabat, Director General and Chief Executive Officer of IIASA and Vladimír Šucha, Director-General of the JRC signing a new research framework arrangement.
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Sep 02 2015

International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) and the JRC sign a new research framework arrangement in Laxenburg, Austria.

Within the bioeconomy, the forest-based sector contributes with job creation and climate change mitigation
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Aug 04 2015

A newly designed economic equilibrium model based on international trade will help policymakers to examine the impact of policy options on the economic development of the forest-based industry.

Typical vegetation of the Brazilian Cerrado ecoregion
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Jul 29 2015

Over two decades, agricultural expansion and neglect have reduced natural vegetation cover in the Brazilian eco-regions Cerrado and Caatinga to 47% and 63% of the original area respectively, according to a study led by the JRC.


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